Linear Equations on a quanum computer

Belcher Group, MIT

The Belcher Lab at MIT is using biology to develop better batteries and other technology. In this research, a genetically modified virus is used as a template to grow manganese oxide nanowires. When combined with palladium, these nanowires can be used as a lithium-air battery electrode. The resulting battery is lighter, cheaper, and more compact than current Li-air batteries, and a great candidate for powering vehicles. 

The paper:
Oh Dahyun, Qi Jifa, Lu Yi-Chun, Zhang Yong, Shao-Horn Yang and Belcher Angela M. Biologically enhanced cathode design for improved capacity and cycle life for lithium-oxygen batteries. Nature Communications. 4 (2013).