US Scientists developed a technique to produce electrical energy using viruses. The investigate with a group in California has been available in the magazine Nature Nanotechnology. The virus-based electrode formed a little electricity sufficient to flash 1 on a liquid-crystal demonstrate. The Berkeley group used genetic engineering techniques to insert four unenthusiastically stimulating molecules to one end of the corkscrew-shaped proteins that coat the virus.
The virus used in the study was an M13 bacteriophage, which attacks microorganisms however is caring to humans. Equipments that can change involuntary power into electrical energy are recognized as piezoelectric. For the display, they took a multilayered coat of viruses measuring 1 sq cm and sandwiched in between two gold-plated electrodes.