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Straight from the Future! Diamond BATTERIES made of NUCLEAR WASTE can provide electric power for THOUSANDS of years.

 
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Until that fateful day when you realize you left your device in the car and your batteries froze and ruptured spewing nuclear waste all over your Prius.
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the nuclear waste is not in liquid form. It is upcycled!

They take the graphite core out of a nuclear reactor, and then subject it to very high temperatures.

This results in sublimation, so the graphite core literally evaporates into a gas.

This gas is subjected to super high temperatures and pressure, which causes it to compress into a diamond!

A very, very electric diamond!
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Sounds like the core of the Earth, only in miniature and on the surface, and useful.
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Wait, doesn't a nuclear bomb go off from putting pressure on it from all sides?
This may be a mini nuke if tried.
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Diamonds, crystals, lithium, graphene, interesting....
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Dilithium crystals, sounds like Star Trek.
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what are the downsides to slapping a nuclear waste diamond into a device that is going to be inserted into a medical device and into a person, or into a cell phone which people hold next to the head?
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what are the downsides to slapping a nuclear waste diamond into a device that is going to be inserted into a medical device and into a person, or into a cell phone which people hold next to the head?
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I suppose a crazy person could pull the diamond battery out and crush it with a hammer.
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Scientist found a Diamond Star. pure Diamond,
8000 miles in diameter.
(dead star)

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I remember that! Holy cow lol


enterprise crystals ? the klingons will also want that for spaceflight........ leave a pin hole in the covered diamond for the laser to begin the heat transfer process for self charging....
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you're absolutely right!
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no,lol. the holes are two by two> two riders were apporching and the winds began to howl.
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Article is two years old.

Nothing will change. Big Oil & Gas kill every new discovery that may change our reliance on fossil fuels.
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Wait, doesn't a nuclear bomb go off from putting pressure on it from all sides?
This may be a mini nuke if tried.
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the brain implant scientists hate you,lol.
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Article is two years old.

Nothing will change. Big Oil & Gas kill every new discovery that may change our reliance on fossil fuels.
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in the long term the oil is worth far more
as an Industrial Chemical than it is burning it.

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Remember those black balls in Futurama that powered the green spacecraft they always used?
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waitwhat
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I remember some prophecy about the antichrist and the length of his reign. It basically stated that the reign of the anti christ would be 4 years instead of 7 if the forces fighting against him completed work on atomic powered batteries for military use. It even gave the location as of the research as being on the east coast of the United States and that the antichrist would try to sabotage the effort. Anyone remember this, because this technology precisely fits the bill. You could literally build powered combat armor like the fall out games with an energy source like this.
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Article is two years old.

Nothing will change. Big Oil & Gas kill every new discovery that may change our reliance on fossil fuels.
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so these diamond batteries are getting ready to market right???

i should see them at my local wal-mart next week right???

they had fucking 2 years to develop it no???

i need to get rid of my leaky AA alkaline batteries FFS!!!

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Until that fateful day when you realize you left your device in the car and your batteries froze and ruptured spewing nuclear waste all over your Prius.
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From driver manual: If for any reason while driving you feel ubnormal or show signs of decomposition park your car in unpopulated area , call your family to say good bye.
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obviously, I do have to remind you that
there's a military "attaché" in any patent office and
they seize ( steal ) all good invention from us, and then
"realease" them during war time (to likk us) making the
remaining idiots thing that war speeds up technological
progress ...
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looks like The Youtube Killer.
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Wait, doesn't a nuclear bomb go off from putting pressure on it from all sides?
This may be a mini nuke if tried.
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LOL
Yeah if you have a "subcritical mass "and compress (overcoming nuclear forces)it to achieve a "critical mass". This is not even close....
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Doesn't produce enough power to charge a smart phone. To power a household, you'd have to build an addition onto the house just to house the diamond(s).
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Wait, doesn't a nuclear bomb go off from putting pressure on it from all sides?
This may be a mini nuke if tried.
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LOL
Yeah if you have a "subcritical mass "and compress (overcoming nuclear forces)it to achieve a "critical mass". This is not even close....
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it's got all that Energy squished into it
and ready to blow.

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make it just a wee bit larger and we will be able to run our entire household power on it, including, plugging in our electric car.
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When I was an engineer at Rockwell, one of our scientists created ceramic pellets using nuclear waste. The waste materials were locked up as constituents of the ceramic and could not be leached out by water.

A barrel of those pellets could heat water to boiling for thousands of years. Nice energy source.

As it turns out, the anti-nuke crowd is NOT interested in actual solutions except the option of abandoning nuke power forever.

I once met a guy from the Clamshell Alliance, a prominent anti-nuke group. I asked him about using fusion power plants.

He said, "Our position is that any fusion power plant has to be at least 93 million miles away from inhabited areas, i.e., the sun". He looked smug at this bit of humor.

If the greens were serious about cutting carbon emissions, they would be all for fusion power as well as thorium powered LFTRs. BTW, LFTRs can burn up rad waste and obtain the energy.
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wow. I just need ONE of those barrels! Very very interesting. Your comment made me realize I have a lot of studying to do.
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The approach is simple: Figure out which elements are radioactive isotopes in your waste stream. Then, figure out which ceramic compounds use those elements. Mix, bake the pellets in a kiln, and voila! Then, you can leach out any elements that did not combine into the ceramic matrix.

As an engineer, I always value the elegant, simple solution.
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When I was an engineer at Rockwell, one of our scientists created ceramic pellets using nuclear waste. The waste materials were locked up as constituents of the ceramic and could not be leached out by water.

A barrel of those pellets could heat water to boiling for thousands of years. Nice energy source.

As it turns out, the anti-nuke crowd is NOT interested in actual solutions except the option of abandoning nuke power forever.

I once met a guy from the Clamshell Alliance, a prominent anti-nuke group. I asked him about using fusion power plants.

He said, "Our position is that any fusion power plant has to be at least 93 million miles away from inhabited areas, i.e., the sun". He looked smug at this bit of humor.

If the greens were serious about cutting carbon emissions, they would be all for fusion power as well as thorium powered LFTRs. BTW, LFTRs can burn up rad waste and obtain the energy.
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wow. I just need ONE of those barrels! Very very interesting. Your comment made me realize I have a lot of studying to do.
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The approach is simple: Figure out which elements are radioactive isotopes in your waste stream. Then, figure out which ceramic compounds use those elements. Mix, bake the pellets in a kiln, and voila! Then, you can leach out any elements that did not combine into the ceramic matrix.

As an engineer, I always value the elegant, simple solution.
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arent you an architect instead?:Idol1
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Scientist found a Diamond Star. pure Diamond,
8000 miles in diameter.
(dead star)

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 Quoting: freddie 0


Source ?

Waiting.
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55 Cancri e
Astronomical observation
Image result for diamond exoplanet
55 Cancri e, is an exoplanet in the orbit of its Sun-like host star 55 Cancri A. The mass of the exoplanet is about 8.63 Earth masses and its diameter is about twice that of the Earth, thus classifying ... Wikipedia
Distance to Earth: 40 light years
Radius: 7,917.5 mi
Discovered: August 30, 2004
Gravity: 20.99 m/s²
Orbital period: 18 hours
Discoverers: Fritz Benedict, William D. Cochran, Michael Endl, Barbara McArthur
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Years ago, I read something about an ancient human race far more advanced than us using a large diamond or crystal that powered all of their technology, including space craft. Dang, I am going to have to see if I can find that now. This also makes me wonder more about those crystal skulls that have been unearthed in different locations around the globe. Fascinating stuff.
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Slippery slope,nuke cell battery would be all AI would need to be absolutely independent and self creative.
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make it just a wee bit larger and we will be able to run our entire household power on it, including, plugging in our electric car.
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That would be GREAT...but...they would probably be priced so high, you would need a mortgage to buy one...lol.
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Diamond Batteries won't be exploding
on Commercial Airline Passenger Flights.
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Thanks OP very interesting video. I was just wondering how much energy it took to put the radioactive waste into the diamond form versus how much energy you can extract.

Also, I think what they should do is think about creating shells of these diamonds to increase the amount of power they can get out. So like maybe 1,000 diamonds each outer layer a little larger and slightly skewed from the last to direct and increase power output.
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Remember those black balls in Futurama that powered the green spacecraft they always used?

It seems scientists have actually found a way to make that a reality, but with clear, lab made diamonds that are made with upcycled radioactive waste!


[link to futurism.com (secure)]





Applications include powering space craft with this 'clean' energy source, medical devices and even satellites.
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When I was an engineer at Rockwell, one of our scientists created ceramic pellets using nuclear waste. The waste materials were locked up as constituents of the ceramic and could not be leached out by water.

A barrel of those pellets could heat water to boiling for thousands of years. Nice energy source.

As it turns out, the anti-nuke crowd is NOT interested in actual solutions except the option of abandoning nuke power forever.

I once met a guy from the Clamshell Alliance, a prominent anti-nuke group. I asked him about using fusion power plants.

He said, "Our position is that any fusion power plant has to be at least 93 million miles away from inhabited areas, i.e., the sun". He looked smug at this bit of humor.

If the greens were serious about cutting carbon emissions, they would be all for fusion power as well as thorium powered LFTRs. BTW, LFTRs can burn up rad waste and obtain the energy.
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But then the problem would be what materials can you use to contain the boiling water,long-term, which would be cost effective for private use.
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Scientist found a Diamond Star. pure Diamond,
8000 miles in diameter.
(dead star)

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 Quoting: freddie 0


Source ?

Waiting.
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my knowledge sourcing doesn't keep a bibliography.

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Total amateur here but it stands to reason that a small star that can't make much of anything heavier than carbon when it "dies" wouldn't be able to achieve black hole status but would still collapse on itself, creating an enormous ball of highly compressed carbon aka diamond.





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