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Urine Cell Phone Charger Generates Electricity
- 08/14/2013 01:14 PM EDT Sci/Tech
Your pee is more powerful than you think. Scientists were able to successfully generate electricity from human urine, enough to partially power a cell phone.
They found that live bacteria breaking down urine creates electricity in the process. As an electrolyte, the natural pH within urine makes it a viable fuel. Researchers speculate that 'smart toilets' could make this experiment practical in just a few years.
At the very least, it's the one charger that's impossible to lose.