Virus battery could increase efficiency

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A new lithium ion battery is more efficient and powerful after researchers successfully harnessed the power of a tiny virus. Researchers manipulated two genes from the M13 virus and were able…

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This would mean that in the right circumstance the average Windows system could power the entire neighborhood.

These viruses could be transmissible to humans?

If i understood correctly they only used the viral genome to make the iron phosphate shell, that probably contains no part(s) of the original virus - but without a link to the original news source, it is difficult to know.
I am pretty sure that transmission of a disease through the batteries is impossible, even in the case you get them out exposed and eat them, in which case a viral exposure should be the least of your worries :slight_smile: