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  • abbr. The Great Globular Cluster of several hundred thousand stars. It lies at a distance of approximately 25,000 light years from Earth, in the direction of the constellation Hercules. It is the brightest and best-known globular cluster in the northern skies.

Etymologies

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From Charles Messier, who first published Nebulae and Star Clusters in 1774 as a listing of visible objects in the night sky that were not stars. Objects in Messier's catalog are numbered, and the letter M (for Messier) is prepended to these numbers.

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  • She and her team used a virus called M13, which is harmless to humans, and coated it with catalysts and plant pigments "which act as an antenna to capture the light."

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  • The team, led by Angela Belcher, the Germeshausen Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Biological Engineering, engineered a common, harmless bacterial virus called M13 so that it would attract and bind with molecules of a catalyst (the team used iridium oxide) and a biological pigment (zinc porphyrins).

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  • The team decided to engineer a bacterial virus called M13 so that it became wire-like and could very efficiently split the oxygen from water molecules.

    Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine

  • The team engineered a bacterial virus called M13 so that it would attract and bind with molecules of a catalyst - the team used iridium oxide - and a biological pigment, zinc porphyrins.

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  • The team, led by Angela Belcher (pictured above), the Germeshausen Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Biological Engineering, engineered a common, harmless bacterial virus called M13 to attract and bind with molecules of a catalyst (the team used iridium oxide) and a biological pigment (zinc porphyrins).

    Autoblog Green

  • Korean researchers from MIT as well as the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (as seen above) have decided to enlist the help of a biological agent in their quest to create a viable lithium battery solution - a virus known as M13, so to speak.

    Original Signal - Transmitting Gadgets

  • Her team converted a harmless virus called M13 into a cathode by inserting a gene that causes the virus to produce proteins that bond with iron and phosphate ions in a surrounding solution.

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  • Seoul -- Experiments with a virus known as M13 produced a lithium-ion battery 10 times stronger than those in use today, say scientists in South Korea.

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  • SEOUL, Apr 3, 2009 (UPI via COMTEX) -- Experiments with a virus known as M13 produced a lithium-ion battery 10 times stronger than those in use today, say scientists in South Korea.

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  • Science today that they constructed a battery that uses biological matter - namely a virus dubbed M13 - as a key component.

    Scientific American

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