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Mobile Phones May Be Powered By Urine In The Future
By Thia Shi Min, 23 Jul 2013
British researchers from the University of Bristol and the Bristol Robotics Laboratory are developing a way for people to charge their phones with urine.
Normally regarded as a waste product, these scientists have cultivated bacteria so that it will break down the chemicals in urine.
Through this chemical process, a small electrical charge will be harnessed in a small microbial fuel cell, which will in turn power the phone.
So far, the researchers have generated enough power to send a text message, make a short phone call, and surf the web, but they are hoping to refine the process so that these capacitors will be able to power a mobile phone battery.
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[via Discovery News]
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