British boffins have developed NUCLEAR-powered batteries – but they could take more than 5,000 YEARS to reach just half power. An elite team of physicists and chemists have grown a man-made diamond that, when placed in a radioactive field, is able to generate an electrical current. This will enable it to generate power for many thousands of years – potentially solving the problem of batteries ever running out. The drawback is that the power produced is very low and could take 5,730 years to reach 50 per cent output – about as long as human civilisation has existed.
Mirror 28th Nov 2016 read more »