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Diamond Batteries Made of Nuclear Waste Can Generate Power For Thousands of Years

by Jess Vilvestre, Futurism

NUCLEAR DIAMONDS

Scientists from the University of Bristol Cabot Institute are hitting two birds with one stone, thanks to their lab-made diamond that can generate electricity and is made from up-cycled radioactive waste.

In nuclear power plants, radioactive uranium is split in a process called nuclear fission. When the atoms are split, heat is generated, and that heat then vaporizes water into steam that turns electricity-generating turbines. Continue reading Diamond Batteries Made of Nuclear Waste Can Generate Power For Thousands of Years