Did you know atomic batteries could power your devices?
The “Mr. Fusion” device used to power Marty McFly’s time-traveling DeLorean in the Back to the Future movies could soon be a reality.
A California company, NDB, is developing a battery using nuclear waste that could run a smartphone or electric car for up to a decade without requiring a charge.
The concept is similar to technology used in solar panels, except the NDB battery uses radioactive materials to generate electricity instead of sunlight.
According to a media release, the radioactive battery is safe for commercial use, and the company expects to begin selling the battery to commercial partners, including space agencies for long-duration missions, within the next two years.
A battery system for personal electronics and electronic vehicles is also in the works.