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28,000 Year Nuclear Waste Battery? Diamond Batteries Explained

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28,000 Year Nuclear Waste Battery? Diamond Batteries Explained. The first 1,000 people to use this link will get a 1 month free trial of Skillshare: . Given the relatively short lifespan, overheating, and battery cell supply issues of current battery technologies, they can’t be used everywhere. Some companies are claiming that nuclear diamond battery technology can kill two birds with one stone: creating energy storage that could last for thousands of years by putting nuclear waste to use… potentially powering everything from EVs to cellphones. Is this the holy grail of battery technology or hype; and more importantly, is it safe? Let’s explore Nano Diamond Batteries and where this might be going.

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  1. Nice animation and subject! Probably the modules would be thin radio sheet sandwiched front and back between two solar panel type dual layer elements, and a rectangular frame to absorb the plutonium 🙂 These are good for clocks onboard spaceships, underwater, and underground, in orbit, inside buildings etc.

  2. To get bassenergy in our citys we can drive FlyWheels in secure places!

  3. Nuclear spent fuel radiation is not on the safe side of the spectrum in use for every day appliances but has possible applications for 5G signal tower grid amplifiers, it's also why current commercial lithium Ion batteries have warning signs on them to not recharge or insert backwards for non-rechargeable batteries

  4. Keep on producing waste that could doom mankind for hundreds of thousands of years and tell yourself its Green.

  5. Asimov was RIGHT! we WILL have nuclear powered digital watches! And they let that aspect slide in the Series!

  6. we dont need batteries. there is no reason we must expand and grwo and exploit into the night. solar could handle travel and power during the day. lights out at night. ligts at night cause cancer and kills millions of birds. in addition there is wind and tidal for nighttime limited use. solar mag levs would be primary transit. cars not necessary. cities must be pedestrianized with all transit below ground like neom line. tram lifts (ski lifts) would also be a great way to transit cities. Slow down. live. breathe. life is not about working to make rich peopel rich. we are nothing more than indentured servants. rise up. Eco-socialism is paramount!

  7. it seems to me the arkenlight batteries are ideal for space exploration and will be their primary market. satellites. voyager crafts. other capacities onoy astronauts know about.

  8. Did the producer for the TV series Stargate SG-1 seeing this episode and then create the power source for the Colonel Jack O’ Neil to call ET’s (Thor) home🤣

  9. The Dark Tower Series talks about subnuclear battery cells.

  10. Batteries like this will complement existing battery systems as an auxilliary power source to provide telemetry or controller power. It's the oposite of an ultracapacitor

  11. Keep going Matt.. Love your presentations of difficult subjects in a easy to understand manner..

  12. Your work is very informative. Thank you. Has everyone deserted Teslas idea of the earth as our battery (or generator)?

  13. Watch Batteries that never die! That in itself would be a great invention.

  14. No substance or process in the universe is harmless, therefore nothing in the universe can be defined as 'safe'. All we can ever do is make things SAFER. But the concept of 'safe' is a dangerous delusion.

  15. It's tech just has to be scaled up to increase the power…

  16. How about to power beacons strategically put on certain roads to guide and monitor self driving cars..

  17. every phone with this battery need a Geiger meter hehe

  18. "small levels of radiation detected"
    depends how small
    slightly above background radiation? Also depends where you live and at what height, this radiation can vary a lot…

  19. Don't worry, if they are good but dangerously radioactive, we will just need more layers.

  20. That kind of battery NDB it is good for communication like cellphone and laptop, but only the problem is every hardware is always upgrading especially the processor and the features..

  21. I just discovered you today. You are an excellent content creator and communicator. You impressed me so much that you earned a like and a subscribe from me.

  22. Sounds interesting. Perhaps safer and more reliable than chemical batteries, at least for some applications. We get so tired of finding nasty corroded batteries inside of our valuable devices.

  23. It has some µW for a tiny perhaps 1-2 cm big and 1mm thick plate. Now scale it up to a tesla battery size. You don't get the Watts of a Li battery, but you would get a good amount which you could put in a house to lower the overall usage.

  24. Why it looks like a sham company, and why are they using a micro chip as their battery.

  25. On the one hand I can understand the concerns regarding the concept of the diamond battery and they are justified based on the history that we as a species have with radioactive substances. You are a very intelligent person who has obviously done some fairly thorough research into this topic as well as related topics so my thought is quite outmatched. Still, consider the radiation that we are subjected to on a daily basis. Everything to common visible light to a surprising amount of the radio spectrum. Cellular signals, television, radio, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, EM propagation from high voltage power lines. For the most part everything falls within regulated safety limits. As for whether some of those limits are sometimes too high is a different topic for debate. We all have smoke detectors and they have a tiny amount of Americium-241 and we or people we know have radioactive antiques such as Uranium ware and time pieces with Radium, Tritium, or Promethium to keep the phosphors in the paint lit. The batteries as you described them seem quite safe and I would have no objections at all with using one in a pacemaker if I were to need one. If the information on these batteries changes and they are shown to release significantly more radiation or cannot be confidently placed with a living body then that changes things.

    Something that you may have been alluding to is the possibility to collect enough of these batteries to create some sort of weapon. However these batteries seem to contain such meager amounts that it would probably be easier to harvest smoke detectors and other common items that contain radioactive substances. There are already very many grim things that can be done with what is already commonly available.

    This diamond battery is very intriguing, especially in being able to perhaps help reduce the quantities of nuclear waste whether they are used commonly in society or in very niche deployments.

  26. Use it with miniature charging running lights in dark hallways, on low lite streets & country roads.

    Plus, place them into atomic clocks, so regular people like myself can afford them, and the next time when there's a power out in our neighborhoods we won't be late for work or appointments because our clocks didn't wake us up or reset itself to the right time for the alarm to work right.

  27. "Water is wet. It is necessary for life on earth. We drink it, bathe in it, …"
    Wish we could do away with these frivolous intros.

  28. Betavoltaic is a purer way of getting energy. It just makes sense. Photons to make electricity. Beautiful, elegant, graceful.

  29. You would need 3 million of these 100 microwatt batteries to charge a Tesla. But if it generates a charge for 28,000 years… You'd just have to worry about degradation of the materials encasing these things. And the radiation.

    But If you can mass produce these tiny batteries…. Yeah, It's far fetched.

  30. Genetically engineered NDB cell membrane voltage gates.. Nuclear Powered Cyborg 👾🧬

  31. Wow! this technology almost sounds like Star Trek's Dilithium crystals 🤔

  32. If an American company created a relatively small Gen 4 nuclear reactor, they could put it in my back yard, one that can recycle long-term nuclear waste as well as a recycling plant like they have in France to remove the still-usable components from the "waste" to be re-introduced into the fuel system; I'd accept that. The really "cool" thing is I would never be cold in the winter if I was able to direct just a small portion of post-chilled water from the plant. 🙂

  33. I need a lifetime battery to power my ray gun while replicating some Thai food for lunch. Then I'm off to the Holodeck for some beach walking.

  34. What's a little radiation poisoning when my phone stays charged for 10,000 years?

  35. Even if it is a bit overhyped, I still think its obviously worth the effort of pursuing if it's actually making a use of nuclear waste product.

  36. They can make a lightbulb last forever but not very good for business that battery soon so good you would hand it down through the family on your death

  37. Finally, something worthy of powering my Dreamcast VMUs.

    Please stop beeping at me.

  38. Diamond Bateries could be paired with conventional bateries in some devices. When the later run out of energy, the former would slowly recharge them.

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