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January 2024 | Tips & Information

An Overview of Military Semiconductor Applications

Semiconductors play a crucial role in military technology, enabling the development of advanced communication systems, radar technology, and secure data encryption. This article highlights the significance of semiconductors in military operations and showcases how City Labs incorporates semiconductor technology in our NanoTritium™ batteries, which stand ready to revolutionize national defense…

January 2024 | Tips & Information

Exploring Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generators Power Sources in Space

Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generators (RTGs) are a remarkable innovation in spacecraft power systems, providing power for various space missions throughout our solar system. These generators are a type of nuclear battery that operates by harnessing the heat derived from the naturally occurring breakdown of radioactive materials, a process that occurs at…

January 2024 | Tips & Information

An Overview of Different Types of Batteries

In today’s world, the need for efficient, reliable, and long-lasting power sources is never-ending—and ever-increasing as technology becomes more complex. Whether you’re a space agency launching satellites, a defense organization securing critical communication systems, a medical professional implanting life-saving devices, or just someone wanting a reliable mobile phone for everyday…

3D Rendering of Three Lithium-Ion Batteries

October 2023 | Tips & Information

Lithium Batteries Explained

Exploring Lithium Power in a Portable World In a world increasingly dependent on portable electronic devices, batteries play a pivotal role in powering our everyday lives. While City Labs’ NanoTritium™ batteries have gained prominence for their groundbreaking tritium-based nuclear technology and variety of applications, it’s important to understand other key…

September 2023 | Tips & Information

Small Satellite Technology: Revolutionizing the Space Industry

In the realm of space exploration research, a noteworthy transformation has taken place in recent years—satellites are becoming increasingly smaller. Small satellites, such as minisatellites, nanosatellites, CubeSats, and ChipSats represent variations of a remarkable satellite phenomenon driven by the persistent trend towards miniaturization.  These technological marvels have captured the interest…

August 2023 | Tips & Information

How Cold Is Outer Space?

What is the temperature in space? This question is more complicated than it may initially seem and requires an in-depth exploration of our cosmos. “Outer space” encompasses every planet, star, galaxy, nebula, and asteroid in existence. As such, outer space contains objects that are both unimaginably hot and cold, ranging…

July 2023 | Tips & Information

Developing a Cutting-Edge Mars Battery: Revolutionizing Power for the Exploration of the Red Planet

Robotic missions to Mars have a long history, dating back to 1971’s successful touchdown of the Mars 3 lander. The success of the robotic exploration of Mars is inherently tied to the quality and capabilities of onboard power sources. In simplest terms, a rover is only as good as its…

April 2023 | Tips & Information

Nuclear Fusion Energy

Nuclear fusion (not to be confused with nuclear fission) has been the subject of global scientific research efforts for the better part of the last century. The main goal of nuclear fusion research is to identify methods to harness the energy produced by fusion reactions as a new power source. …

March 2023 | Tips & Information

Fusion Ignition in Nuclear Energy

A recent scientific breakthrough in nuclear energy technology was achieved with the world’s first successful attempt at fusion ignition. This momentous discovery has led to unprecedented attention from both scientists and the general public and an increased effort to investigate further topics in nuclear ignition. What Is Nuclear Fusion Ignition?…

February 2023 | Tips & Information

Nanowatt Batteries for Small Devices

Powering nanotechnology and microelectronic devices has become a primary challenge in today’s world. Especially as machines get smaller and more compact, the components that power them must also shrink.  When dealing with miniature low-power devices, nanowatt batteries can help provide efficient power with high reliability.  What Is a Nanowatt Battery?…

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