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China introduces a 50-Year Lifespan Nuclear Battery

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Khaama Press
Khaama Press
Khaama Press is a Kabul-based independent and non-political news organization established in 2010.

A Chinese startup has introduced a groundbreaking development in energy technology with the BV100, a nuclear-powered battery claimed to last 50 years without recharging. The BV100, smaller than a coin, utilizes the energy from the radioactive decay of nickel isotopes to generate power. This innovative technology holds immense potential for various applications, from powering devices like smartphones indefinitely to enabling drones to fly without landing.

Beijing-based Betavolt unveiled the BV100, which can store 3,300 megawatt hours of energy. Despite its current limited power output of 100 microwatts and three volts, the company envisions significant advancements. Future iterations of the battery may power more demanding devices and revolutionize how we use technology.

The safe use of decaying isotopes in this battery marks a significant stride in energy technology. Betavolt’s ambitions extend to medical devices, such as pacemakers, and more powerful versions of the battery utilizing radioactive isotopes.

Moreover, this innovation aligns with recent advancements in car batteries. For instance, Nio, an automobile manufacturer, has made a breakthrough with a battery boasting a 1,000km range. CEO William Li demonstrated this by driving for 14 hours on a single charge.

This development in the BV100 battery represents a new chapter in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, showcasing the fusion of advanced technologies in energy and materials science. As the world seeks sustainable and long-lasting energy solutions, such innovations are crucial in shaping the future of technology and its applications across various sectors.

This comes as that the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) is characterized by the convergence of digital, biological, and physical technologies. Advancements in areas like AI, robotics, Internet of Things (IoT), and now nuclear-powered energy solutions like the BV100, are transforming industries and everyday life. These innovations promise increased efficiency, sustainability, and new capabilities, shaping a future where technology seamlessly integrates into all aspects of life.

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