Saturday, October 10, 2009

Quarter-Size Nuclear Battery

These nuclear batteries make Mini Nuclear Power Plants look massive.

"University of Missouri engineers are building a nuclear battery the size of a penny. Their aim is to develop a long-lasting power source for tiny sensors, actuators, and labs-on-a-chip. While nuclear batteries sound, er, problematic, they're actually relatively common in larger form factors to power pacemakers and instruments aboard space vehicles."

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