Inspired by an abalone shell, scientist and biological engineer Angela Belcher has programmed viruses to make elegant nanoscale structures that humans can use.  Selecting for high-performing genes through directed evolution, the viruses can construct powerful new batteries, clean hydrogen fuel and record-breaking solar cells.  In this TED talk, she shows us how it’s done.

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Inspired by an abalone shell, scientist and biological engineer Angela Belcher has programmed viruses to make elegant nanoscale structures that humans can use.  Selecting for high-performing genes through directed evolution, the viruses can construct powerful new batteries, clean hydrogen fuel and record-breaking solar cells.  In this TED talk, she shows us how it’s done.

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