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MIT Unveils Sun-Free Photovoltaics 103

Posted by Soulskill
from the channeling-dark-power dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Researchers at MIT just unveiled a new solar power generator that doesn't need sunlight to function. The button-sized power generator can tap energy from heat, the sun's rays, a hydrocarbon fuel, or a decaying radioisotope, and it can run three times longer than a lithium-ion battery of the same weight. It is hoped that the technology may one day be used to generate power for spacecraft on long-term missions where sunlight may not be available."
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MIT Unveils Sun-Free Photovoltaics

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