Tobacco Virus Can Extend The Lifespan Of Batteries

Tobacco Virus Can Extend The Lifespan Of Batteries
technology

Scientists from the University of Maryland have found a potentially positive use for the often-shunned tobacco.

Don Michael Acelar De Leon
  • 10 december 2010

Scientists from the University of Maryland have found that the tobacco mosaic virus can potentially increase the storage capacity of batteries. The virus is known for being capable of destroying over a hundred different species of plants, but can make lithium batteries last ten times as long upon incorporation. This introduces a positive contribution for tobacco growers and users all over the world. Fast Company reports:

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