Russians harness star power in new battery

By | June 3, 2006

Russians harness star power in new battery

MOSCOW (AFP) – Russian scientists have invented a battery that can capture energy not only from the sun, but also from the stars, the head of a research institute at the Dubna Nuclear Institute, near Moscow, said.”The scientists have successfully created a new substance,” Valentin Samoilov announced, “thanks to which this battery can work on earth, independently of meteorological conditions, using solar and stellar energy.

“This is a battery like no other,” Samoilov, who head’s the Institute’s center for applied research, told the Itar-Tass news agency, explaining that it could function 24 hours a day and was twice as effective as an ordinary solar panel at converting light into electricity.

Moreover, Samoilov declared, the new battery was cheaper than a solar panel. – yahoo

Much debate on this being a hoax or not. See this too.

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