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This New Nuclear Battery Could Soon Go On the Market

Sabine Hossenfelder
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A Chinese company has announced they’re planning to mass-produce tiny nuclear batteries that can last up to 50 years, possibly beating both a British and an American company who have tried to put those on the market for several years. What does that mean? Will we soon all power our phones with nuclear power? Let’s have a look.

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  1. I know Sabinne Hossenfelder is a real person, but the audio sounds like an AI voice to me. O.o

  2. 🙂 Thanks that we are able for for long wtching your videos, so hepfully your own battery works the next 20.000 years thats will be great 🙂 CU Leonardo

  3. I'm curious to know what happens when the power isn't being used. The radioactive nickel isn't going to just stop radiating due to lack of demand, so what happens to that excess energy?

  4. Also for houses 🏘 good by for generators 🎉

  5. Let me see if I get this idea right. Companies are trying to develop a battery that lasts more than a half of a human life expectancy. My first and not so obvious question is, Who will be responsible to recycle the battery after the owner die? And now a more obvious question, even thou it will be a tiny nuclear particle, a big pack of this batteries in the wrong hands could be used to make a dirty bad-a-boom? Who will pay for a mess like that?

  6. I for one am waiting for my nuclear powered phone to arrive.

  7. My only concern of commerical use of decaying materials is some of the peopl would use it bad ways (either for creating dirty bomb, or home made disaterous boyscout proyects (similar to Nuclear boy's))!

  8. I worked with RTGs when I was in the USAF in the early '80s. They powered remote sensing equipment in the arctic. Maintenance and trouble-free, an estimated service life of 50yrs, and with the added benefit of keeping the equipment (and us) warm. I think they put out something like 28V@2A, or just over 50W, were about 4ft high and 3ft in diameter, and weighed about 4,000lb. If you do a search for "aftac burnt mountain rtg" you will find pictures of them being removed in 2015.

    We had other sites that were powered from by propane-fueled TEGs that needed to be refueled by helicopter every 6mos and were prone to being blown out in high winds. There was also the risk of asphyxiation from either leaks in the propane lines or from the exhaust.

  9. "If you had a battery that could lasted 20000 years you could watch all my videos in one go."
    LOL,… Sabine 🙂

  10. Yes with that low power it is fairly niche. But make me a dustbin-sized one that I can bury in the back garden that delivers a steady 4kW and I'll have one 🙂

  11. As if we were lacking consumers' nuclear waste.

  12. Like all new tech what will the politicians, military industrial complex, environmental dumping do to make "good ideas go bad"? I still think a large meteor hitting earth like the dinosaur extinction give the world a restart. Wasn't that a good thing for humans on that restart?

  13. In the movie mars they talk about a nuclear device digger out for heat. But is it originally for power or as battery ? Still remember the sony that goes with it.

  14. No one can guarantee if something will last for more than maybe 100 years, because after about 200 or three they're not gonna be there to replace it and certainly the original buyers are not gonna be there to replace it.

  15. That is how they are planning to get rid of their nuclear waste. Do not fall for it.

  16. boi oh boi
    cant wait when there will be phone running on this stuff
    and cars too
    just imagine
    its gonna be just like in fallout 3 when u throw a grenade at cars
    an that triggers the chain explosions
    that will be quiet something
    also just imagine the potential a kamikaze drones will have with such power sources

  17. Thanks Sabine, well done, you must done the writing yourself or at least fixed it.

  18. it will never hit consumer market it might make it to the military or space market but not commercial

  19. Nuka Cola is actually something you can drink, we're seeing Nuclear Batteries, there's political tension between china and the USA, the rich are setting up bunkers, there's also this guy called Phil Ruffin in New Vegas, we have AI and have working exosuits. Am I the only one seeing some scary comparisons to be made here?

  20. This will be ideal for micropower wireless Internet of Things and any LCD-based displays such as time, temperature and humidity. Also car key fobs. Currently these devices require periodic replacement of coin cells, a recurring nuisance and expense. Does any ionizing radiation escape toward the user? Will it be safe to introduce these batteries into the consumer waste streams, like incineration or landfill?

  21. 2:38 "The half life of that company was somewhat shorter than expected" LMAO I'm dying 😂😂😂😂

  22. Nuclear batteries of nW and μW… So even milliWatts are still out of reach? I never thought they would be so weak. RTGs with Pu-238, like those designed by NASA, can reach 60+ watts though.
    Another question is regulation. I know that regulation of radioisotopes is very tight. Could a nuclear battery, even a tiny one, ever become widely commercially available?

  23. The thing that would worry me with batteries like these wouldn't be the radiation, but rather the heat output. The generator part of the battery is probably only able to capture a small fraction of the particle's kinetic energy as electric current. The rest will be lost as heat. A particularly bad choice for a passively cooled device like a phone, that struggles to lose it's own waste heat already. While these new kinds of batteries would be a poor fit inside a phone, I could see them working coupled to Li-ion batteries in an everlasting powerbank; One that'll recharge itself in between uses.

  24. 5:19
    Ni-63 looks like a real winner as it only emits Beta particles so
    it should be very safe to use.

  25. I thought this was proved to be a scam?

  26. I've had some bad experiences with Chinese batteries. Don't think I'll be going for their nuclear ones anytime soon.

  27. The technology was developed in the US, but the US government GAVE the technology to China. Another example of a failure of the US government as now the CCP has a superior technology that they can manufacture and the US can't, and will probably be used against US citizens by the PLA.

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  29. I wonder if this tech could allow a probe to melt its way under the ice of Europa. Or is it Io? One of those moons.

    Bay tah. Not betta.
    Watts means power, volts means voltage. It's like saying it weighs three kilograms of weight.

  30. These things are generators, not batteries. I get it though. Battery sounds better for the title.

  31. I guess the programmed obsolescence for mobiles is somewhat against a battery that lasts for so long…

  32. Let's spread radiation far and wide. What could possibly go wrong!! The stupidity of humans is staggering!

  33. I was just pointed to your channel by Astrum viewers. I look forward to watching your backlog of videos.

  34. We need the fusion cores to become real, like portable for cars size and giving energy for dozens of years.

  35. Good for the owners of the pacemakers that they are still running up till this point… 😂😂

  36. The radioactive source ay last “100” years but will the voltage generating part of the chip last that long?

  37. I am not enthusiastic about supporting the Chinese economy.

  38. The applications of this battery seems infinite. Just place the battery in a phone. The phone itself has a lithium battery, that runs on much higher wattage. But while you are asleep: your lithium battery in the phone charges itself. And basically the phone never needs to be put in the charger. Off course it may be very difficult to achieve a full charge because of the very low wattage, but to people that doesn't have a high screen time could benefit greatly from not having to charge the phone every night.

  39. I feel like we've been having new theoretical battery breakthroughs for a couple decades now, and we mostly run on lithium-ion. Battery hype feels like ufology at this point. "I want to believe!"

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