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Bristol scientists use urine to charge mobile phone

Postby lotek » 19 Jul 2013 07:07

'Smart toilet'
Dr Ieropoulos said: "The beauty of this fuel source is that we are not relying on the erratic nature of the wind or the sun, we are actually re-using waste to create energy.

"So far the microbial fuel power stack that we have developed generates enough power to enable SMS messaging, web browsing and to make a brief phone call.


The MFC is an energy converter which turns organic matter directly into electricity via the metabolism of live micro-organisms.

The electricity is a by-product of the microbes' natural life cycle, so the more they eat things like urine the more energy they generate and for longer periods of time.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-23333533

This battery tastes like sweat and ass.

Imagine what the Fremen would have done with that tech ^^
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Re: Bristol scientists use urine to charge mobile phone

Postby lotek » 19 Jul 2013 07:12

I'm not sure what it implies that it would be from the UK that the idea of turning piss into electricity would come though :lol:
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