Radioactive Diamond Batteries That Last for Thousands of Years

by— A pair of researchers from the University of Bristol have formed a company called Arkenlight to try to make diamond batteries out of nuclear waste that can potentially power devices for thousands of years. The betavoltaic batteries work by releasing beta radiation, which excites semiconductor material to produce electricity. These types of batteries don’t put out much power — they can’t replace your iPhone battery for example — but they do their thing for a loooong time. Arkenlight is focused...—Coronavirus Journal VI: A journal of a plague year. In 1722 Daniel Defoe, the author of Robinson Crusoe, wrote A Journal of the Plague Year. This was a semi-fictional account of the Great Plague, an outbreak of bubonic plague [—Thousands infected with bacteria that could leave men infertile after leak in the lab. Brucellosis, a disease often caused by contact with infected animals or animal products, can bring about fevers, joint pain and headaches—Sudan Ends 30 Years of Islamic Law by Separating Religion, State. To continue, please click the box below to let us know you're not a robot.