Nanobatteries Power Artificial Eyes

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 11:04 am

A new U.S. research center, the National Center for Design of Biomimetic Nanoconductors, has been opened to promote new ideas in the field of nanomedicine. For example, a team of researchers at Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) is developing a nano-size battery to be implanted in the eye to power artificial retina. But this center will also design and build ‘nanomedical devices based on natural and synthetic ion transporters — proteins that control ion motion across the membranes of every living cell.

Source: Slashdot


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