Techie Whispers: Nasty Urine Powered Cell Phones on the Horizon
This is so dang nasty, but news worthy nonetheless.
That’s the aim of a new cell phone battery that is recharged with our own urine.
Researchers in Bristol, England say they’ve created electricity by passing human urine through stacks of microbial cells.
They react with compounds like chloride, sodium and potassium to give off a charge that’s enough to make a brief call, send a text message or browse the Web.
“It’s an exciting discovery,” said Bristol Robotics Laboratory’s Dr. Ioannis Ieropoulos.
“Using the ultimate waste product as a source of power to produce electricity is about as eco as it gets,” he added.
The researchers are now looking at furthering the tech so smartphones can be fully charged by body waste,
“Smart toilets” could also be created to power showers, lighting or razors, added Ieropoulos.
This will mark the era where no one will ever borrow another person’s phone……EVER