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  • A Nuclear Powered iPhone? Not so Fast!



    How this concept grew into a widely discussed topic on the web is far beyond my capacity for understanding, but, alas, there are some iPhone fanatics who have misinterpreted recent coverage of a new potential energy-harnessing battery and, as a result, started speculating about the prospect of a "nuclear-powered iPhone" arriving one day in the future.

    Sounds like a great idea. Someone flubs a jailbreak and suddenly their city gets nuked. Actually, the super battery in question isn't nuclear-powered at all, just as our friends at Dvice pointed out in their coverage of the scientific discovery. As it turns out, you can obtain a "super substance" when you crush the chemical xenon difluoride with the pressure of 1 million times our atmosphere. What results is a "little metallic-looking brick that amounts to the most powerful non-nuclear energy storage device ever created." In other words, its a potential battery that you would never have to charge.

    Even though the scientists responsible for the discovery at Washington State's chemistry labs admit that we have a long way to go "before this tech has a commercial application," there are reports and hype suggesting that Apple may soon look into the potential of this technology to devise future iPhone batteries that will last an entire lifetime without a single recharge. That sounds cool... but it probably won't ever happen. And we're certainly just as unlikely to see a nuclear-powered iPhone battery. The shear insanity of the suggestion doesn't even warrant a discussion of the many ways in which such a concept isn't practical, safe, or possibly even feasible.

    Nonetheless, a lot of iPhone enthusiasts are "charged-up" by the discovery of this "super battery," and, consequently, it's a safe bet that we'll be herring plenty more nonsense about it in the days and weeks ahead.

    Image via Dvice
    This article was originally published in forum thread: A Nuclear Powered iPhone? Not so Fast! started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 63 Comments
    1. aamodr's Avatar
      aamodr -
      is this a rumor generated from the movie Night and Day ???
    1. mortopher's Avatar
      mortopher -
      Quote Originally Posted by wazjackal View Post
      Next step would be everyone using cars that drive for ever unbreakable light bulbs there are out now but as if they would be mass produced and readily availiable cause where would the profit/market be then got to keep the world hungry and wanting new things that's why the ants get possesions they would like to have and use not what they must have there goes a flying pig again lol
      I understand it's the interwebz but come on, use at least elementary school level grammar.
    1. nsachar's Avatar
      nsachar -
      it has the limitless potential to store energy but energy itself is not limitless.