UK Scientists Create World's First Pee-Powered Cell Phone (page 3)

The 21st century: When humankind realized that urine wasn't waste after all. (Credit: UWE Bristol) Gotta pee? In the future, you might think twice before you flush that valuable power source down an ordinary drain. Scientists at Bristol Robotics Laboratory figured out a new way to make pee pee powerful enough to charge a smartphone. How does it work? The magic occurs after urine (and other organic matter) passes through a series of microbial fuel cells, which contain tiny microbes that consume and metabolize the liquid into small amounts of energy. The Bristol-based scientists made a system that transfers the collected energy into a capacitor, and in this case, that pee power ended up giving a small charge directly to a Samsung smartphone. "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," said Dr. Ioannis Ieropoulos from the University of the West of England, which participated in the research

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