Scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have developed harmless viruses that convert mechanical energy into electricity using the piezoelectric effect, creating a new way to generate electric power. The milestone could lead to tiny devices that harvest electrical energy from the vibrations of everyday tasks, something that could […]

MIT scientists led by the prolific Angela Belcher have developed a system that mimics the oxidation of oxygen of the photosynthetic process in plants by engineering M13, a simple and harmless virus, to help splitting water into its two atomic components freeing hydrogen and oxygen powered by sunlight. The MIT team hopes this is the […]