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  1. benny4u_06's Avatar
    Yes...It's true...read on

    Pee power! In a world first, UK scientists claim to have developed a novel method to charge mobile phones - using human urine.

    Scientists working at the Bristol Robotics Laboratory have described the "breakthrough" finding of charging cell phones using urine as the power source to generate electricity.

    "We are very excited as this is a world first, no-one has harnessed power from urine to do this so it's an exciting discovery. Using the ultimate waste product as a source of power to produce electricity is about as eco as it gets," Dr Ioannis Ieropoulos from University of the West of England (UWE), Bristol, an expert at harnessing power from unusual sources using microbial fuel cells, said.

    "One product that we can be sure of an unending supply is our own urine. By harnessing this power as urine passes through a cascade of microbial fuel cells (MFCs), we have managed to charge a mobile phone. 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," said Ieropoulos.

    He said so far the microbial fuel power stack that scientists have developed generates enough power to enable SMS messaging, web browsing and to make a brief phone call.

    "Making a call on a mobile phone takes up the most energy but we will get to the place where we can charge a battery for longer periods. The concept has been tested and it works - it's now for us to develop and refine the process so that we can develop MFCs to fully charge a battery," he said.

    The Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC) is an energy converter, which turns organic matter directly into electricity, via the metabolism of live microorganisms, researchers said.

    Essentially, 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; so it's beneficial to keep doing it, they said.

    The electricity output from MFCs is relatively small and so far we have only been able to store and accumulate these low levels of energy into capacitors or super-capacitors, for short charge/discharge cycles.

    This is the first time we have been able to directly charge the battery of a device such as a mobile phone and it is indeed a breakthrough, researchers said.


    So cool....!!

    Posted via CB10
    07-17-13 01:38 PM
  2. Ikbentim's Avatar
    I just peed on mine and nothing happened
    07-17-13 01:41 PM
  3. benny4u_06's Avatar
    I just peed on mine and nothing happened
    Nice try...!!!


    Posted via CB10
    shaleem likes this.
    07-17-13 01:42 PM
  4. drmike's Avatar
    All this talk of peeing has made me go to the bathroom.



    Posted via CB10 on my Z10!
    07-17-13 01:45 PM
  5. John Vieira's Avatar
    See, now you've just gone and confused Bear Grylls.

    He's not sure whether to **** on his phone for angry birds or to drink his own ****.

    Posted in the pooper
    07-17-13 01:53 PM
  6. Fret Madden's Avatar
    Is he getting pissed off?

    See, now you've just gone and confused Bear Grylls.

    He's not sure whether to **** on his phone for angry birds or to drink his own ****.

    Posted in the pooper
    Undbiter65 likes this.
    07-17-13 05:53 PM
  7. geoffsdad's Avatar
    Is it April 1st?

    Posted via CB10 on my Z10 featuring BBM Channel C0002FE04
    07-21-13 09:46 AM
  8. IgotsThis's Avatar
    This is really interesting!
    Imagine the amount of water we would save!

    Z10? Why yes it is.
    07-21-13 09:50 AM
  9. Pete The Penguin's Avatar
    I just peed on mine and nothing happened
    I'm gonna go pee on the nearest iPhone.
    sleepngbear likes this.
    07-22-13 10:18 AM
  10. BergerKing's Avatar
    I'm gonna go pee on the nearest iPhone.
    I've actually done that. I caught someone trying to shoot pics beneath the bathroom stall while I was happily whizzing away. Big mistake.
    07-22-13 10:10 PM
  11. Bonnie Bonzai's Avatar
    Gives new meaning to "**** on" or "**** off" when holding a phone.

    Posted via CB10
    07-22-13 10:38 PM
  12. anon6040766's Avatar
    I've be holding down the "p" key on my Q10 and it isn't doing anything? (okay, dumb shot at humor). Sorry folks.

    Verizon BlackBerry Q10
    07-22-13 11:06 PM
  13. anon(4275744)'s Avatar
    There was a tread about unlocking your phone with your tongue. THIS is the reason why you should NEVER try!

    From Zed to U via CB10
    07-22-13 11:13 PM
  14. BergerKing's Avatar
    There was a tread about unlocking your phone with your tongue. THIS is the reason why you should NEVER try!

    From Zed to U via CB10
    E pluribus unum.

    Sent from my SPH-L710 using CB Forums mobile app
    07-22-13 11:39 PM
  15. tukman's Avatar
    Yeah,escuse me sir,I have to make a call,would you pee on my phone?
    shaleem likes this.
    07-23-13 11:01 PM
  16. MasterOfBinary's Avatar
    "We are very excited as this is a world first, no-one has harnessed power from urine to do this so it's an exciting discovery. Using the ultimate waste product as a source of power to produce electricity is about as eco as it gets," Dr Ioannis Ieropoulos from University of the West of England (UWE), Bristol, an expert at harnessing power from unusual sources using microbial fuel cells, said.
    Wonder why

    So I guess in the future, instead of "10 cups of water a day" it'll be "100 cups of water a day". What if you have two phones, dayum
    shaleem likes this.
    07-23-13 11:51 PM
  17. anon(4275744)'s Avatar
    Give your phone to a girl. They always pee in groups. Kinda like a quick charger!

    From Zed to U via CB10
    shaleem and Gatmyer like this.
    07-24-13 12:13 AM
  18. Fret Madden's Avatar
    Give your phone to a girl. They always pee in groups. Kinda like a quick charger!

    From Zed to U via CB10
    Oh lord. I can see the pick-up lines now.

    Posted via CB10
    shaleem and Undbiter65 like this.
    07-24-13 04:07 PM
  19. shaleem's Avatar
    Excuse me ma'am, but would you mind pissing on my phone? I need to make a long distance call. LOL!
    sleepngbear likes this.
    07-24-13 04:11 PM
  20. sleepngbear's Avatar
    Sorry guys, they totally lost me when they called pee the ultimate waste product. I mean really, how are you supposed to take anyone that uninformed seriously.
    07-24-13 04:22 PM
  21. MasterOfBinary's Avatar
    Excuse me ma'am, but would you mind pissing on my phone? I need to make a long distance call. LOL!
    Imagine if you owned a camel - you could charge your phone and it would last for years!
    shaleem likes this.
    07-24-13 05:00 PM
  22. Unbiased Tech's Avatar
    I've be holding down the "p" key on my Q10 and it isn't doing anything? (okay, dumb shot at humor). Sorry folks.

    Verizon BlackBerry Q10
    Lol it's pretty corny but still funny

    Posted via CB10
    07-24-13 05:14 PM
  23. bobshine's Avatar
    Seriously... I peed on mine and got electrocuted

    Posted via CB10
    07-24-13 05:22 PM
  24. Daytona123's Avatar
    Seriously... I peed on mine and got electrocuted

    Posted via CB10
    Man, I hate when that happens! When is BlackBerry going to shape up and fix that!? Every time I pee on my z10, I get zapped, my phone reboots, and then it's still dead! To make matters worse, my battery is dying FASTER now!


    Oh well. I'll just try a new 'leak'. Hopefully that'll fix it


    Get it? :P
    shaleem and Undbiter65 like this.
    07-31-13 05:03 PM
  25. anon(4275744)'s Avatar
    Points for the last one! LOL

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    shaleem likes this.
    07-31-13 07:11 PM
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