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Virus Battery

From: Pat Maxwell
Series: March 2012 - Isla Earth Radio Series
Length: 01:30

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The environmentally polite thing to do in the future might be to give your battery the flu. That's right: Batteries may soon run on a virus. Read the full description.
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Isla_earth_inlay The environmentally polite thing to do in the future might be to give your battery the flu. That's right: Batteries may soon run on a virus. Researchers at MIT developed the battery. It's so cool, that the president of MIT showed off the battery to President Obama. It's powered by a common, harmless virus called a bacteriophage...

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The environmentally polite thing to do in the future might be to give your battery the flu. That's right: Batteries may soon run on a virus. Researchers at MIT developed the battery. It's so cool, that the president of MIT showed off the battery to President Obama. It's powered by a common, harmless virus called a bacteriophage...

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