Hermaphrodite sponges, homicidal octopuses, and a best friend that could eat you without warning – just another day in Bikini Atoll, an American nuclear test site.
Researchers have demonstrated a penny-sized “nuclear battery” that produces energy from the decay of radioisotopes. As radioactive substances decay, they release charged particles that when properly harvested can create an electrical current. Nuclear batteries have been in use for military and aerospace applications, but are typically far larger. The University of Missouri team says that…
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