Gavin Roe September 18, 2014 05:30 AM Nuclear batteries have been used in satellites, Can you provide more details ie life, voltage etc disposal could be a problem, will I need to wear shielding to operate my portable device. does it come in cobalt blue and radio active red Onihikage September 18, 2014 06:26 AM Not mentioned in the article is that Strontium-90 has a half-life of 28.8 years, so the output of such a battery will gradually drop to 50% in just under three decades. I suppose that means a practical battery will most likely have to overprovision its stores of Strontium-90 in order to maintain full rated output for a pre-determined amount of time. Slowburn September 18, 2014 08:20 AM How many of them to power a car. Mirmillion September 18, 2014 11:21 AM Interesting development. What, if any, external radiation profile does one battery create and what is the kw/h to weight ratio? Things like maximum sustained draw and peak power come to mind when talking about electric vehicles. Presumably, even after being pushed hard, this technology will self-recover. How long will that take? notarichman September 18, 2014 11:41 AM search on the internet for a strontium powered battery built in boise, idaho. very interesting articles about the scientist. appears that he built a garbage can sized one that fried a wire with 50 kw. the patent ended up in a company in new jersey? via portland, oregon. he is dead. BigGoofyGuy September 18, 2014 11:49 AM Since it is 'not so easily frozen', perhaps it could help electric vehicles since the batteries could operate at lower temperatures that might affect current batteries? Personally, I think it has a lot of potential. Buellrider September 18, 2014 12:19 PM So will I become Godzilla if I drive too far in my nuclear battery powered car? ezeflyer September 18, 2014 01:42 PM Strontium 90 causes bone cancer. I guess Missouri conservatives don't care about that. f8lee September 18, 2014 02:06 PM I'm wondering if anyone from ISIS (ISIL?) has placed any orders yet Kyle Gunn September 18, 2014 03:32 PM a disposable.. nuclear..battery.. So when 30,000,000 of these are littering a landfill and rats/birds/bugs start growing exponentially.. we will all know why. Godzilla comes to mind... let's not.