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Hack a Virus, Win a Prize: Scientist Recognized For 'useful' Germ Modding


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Angela Belcher, MIT

Angela Belcher received the 2013 $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize for using lessons in nature to design environmentally friendly batteries, solar cells, and clean transportation fuel, among other inventions, with both commercial and social value.

Credit: Lemelson-MIT Program

The inventor of a viral technology behind tomorrow's electric car batteries, flexible touchscreen computers, and non-invasive cancer screening was awarded a $500,000 prize Tuesday.

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