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Coin-Sized Nuclear Battery Good For 100 Years

Infinity Power says that its DoD-financed radioisotope battery could provide tens of milliwatts of power for 100 years.

"Because of its higher efficiency, it requires less radioisotope to produce the same amount of power as other conversion processes," it says. "Furthermore, compared to previous methods that only allow for limited selection, it offers a significantly wider range of radioisotope materials' selection."

The company says that for many specialised applications - such as implantable medical devices, deep-sea power systems, space power systems, remote area power systems, microgrid power systems, etc - the scalable design and mass producibility of its technology "will allow for speedy market acceptance".

(Via World Nuclear News)

Alfred Bester, in his still-amazing 1956 novel The Stars My Desination, described a tiny battery that could power an augmented nervous system to improve performance. The operation...

...had transformed him into an extraordinary fighting machine. Every nerve plexus had been rewired, microscopic transistors and transformers had been buried in muscle and bone, a minute platinum outlet showed at the base of his spine. To this Foyle affixed a power pack the size of a pea and switched it on. His body began an internal electronic vibration that was almost mechanical...
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