Nuclear waste-powered electronic brain interfaces may sound like something out of a science fiction movie.
But a planned prototype could bring the concept to life.
The entire focus of British company Arkenlight is on using recovered nuclear waste as a power source for batteries.
Arkenlight intends to utilise tritium and carbon-14, which can be safely turned into usable goods, as well as other recovered nuclear fuels.
Because radioactive nuclear waste is difficult to dispose of, it is listed as one of the major drawbacks of nuclear power in general.
The notion is that a radioactive nuclear source emitting high-energy electrons can be stored and the electrons captured to generate electricity.