Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Pee-Powered Battery

Physicists in Singapore developed the first urine-powered battery. The battery could be useful for cheap healthcare test kits for diseases like diabetes. The Pee-Battery can generate a voltage of about 1.5 volts by 1.5 micro-watts, using only 0.2 millilitres of urine. It is not yet ready to power your laptop, but the performance of the battery could be improved by different designs or the use of other electrode or electrolyte materials. I like this idea. If you get a low battery warning on your laptop, just open the lid and pee! We finally have a solution to close down those nasty nuclear power plants! Each city its own Manneke Pis, a potential vast source of electric power (picture: Manneke Pis monument in Brussels, Belgium)

4 comments:

College Boy said...

I wonder what the implications for electric cars are.

-Mike

Matt Crypto said...

Such an unpleasant thought!

I'm working on a pun, I'm sure there must be a great pun here, just can't come up with it...

Dirk said...

How about a Pee-C, running on electricipee?

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