• Battery storage space increased 10 times with tobacco mosaic virus

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    A virus is not always the bad guy on the block, and we just realized that. Viruses in batteries have them last a whole ten times longer. Thriving on tobacco plants and vegetables, the tobacco mosaic virus if used in battery electrodes increases their longevity on a seriously awesome scale! The virus is bred onto a tobacco plant, which is later crushed once infested and the virus is harvested. This is then transferred to a metal piece, which due to genetic modifications causes individual virus to stick to one end and stand up at the other, which is then covered with a generous coat of conductive layer.

    Increasing the storage capabilities of batteries, the virus seems to be the future of battery-technology. With technology boosts, we hope these batteries make our electric cars go farer.

    Posted in Topics:Other Stuff, Tags: , on December 13, 2010