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Science of Innovation (2016): Using Viruses to Make Batteries

While most people see viruses as harmful, Angela Belcher at MIT sees the future of energy. Belcher uses viruses engineered in her laboratory to form nano-scale wires for tiny batteries that could eventually be used to produce a wide range of electronics at a lower cost.

"Science of Innovation" is produced by NBC Learn in partnership with the National Science Foundation and the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

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