Radioactive DIAMOND battery powered by nuclear waste ‘will run for 28,000 years’ and could go on sale by 2023

A battery powered by nuclear waste could keep a spaceship or hospital operating for 28,000 years without needing to be recharged or replaced, its developers claim.

The radioactive battery is ‘completely safe’ for humans, according to California-based Nano Diamond Battery (NDB), who say it will ‘change the world’.

The firm hopes to start selling the battery to commercial partners, including space agencies for long duration missions, within the next two years.