Viruses as Assembly Line Workers

From PopSci:

Engineers at MIT have figured out a way to deal with virus that is better than just killing them: they’re putting them to work. The researchers have developed a new technique wherein a key component of a microscopic battery is assembled by viruses, allowing for the cheap and simple construction of very small power sources.

Great idea . . . until the viruses unionize. If you think your last bout with flu was bad, wait until these little puppies go on strike.

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