Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Burning Sugar To Get...

...power?

New battery technology uses sugar and carbon nanotubes to create power by releasing heat. It's non-toxic and renewable. It also has the advantage for some purposes of not losing power when stored for long periods of time - an issue with all existing battery technology.

Of course, it's not rechargeable, but one possible use is to power space probes, which often sit dormant on planned orbits for months or years.