Saturday, August 27, 2005

Piss Away the World Power Crisis

"...To make the battery, Lee and his colleagues soaked a piece of paper in a solution of copper chloride and sandwiched it between strips of magnesium and copper. This sandwich was then laminated between two sheets of transparent plastic.

When a drop of urine is added to the paper through a slit in the plastic, a chemical reaction takes place that produces electricity, Lee said.


The prototype battery produced about 1.5 volts, the same as a standard AA battery, and runs for about 90 minutes. Researchers said the power, voltage, and lifetime of the battery can be improved by adjusting the geometry and materials used."


This is the breakthrough by Ki Bang Lee and his colleagues from Singapore's Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology.

Sooner or later, who'd need crude oil?? If the Singaporeans develop the technology even further, we might soon be able to charge our phones, PDAs, or MP3 players through a quick trip to the restroom. No need to worry about running out of gas in the middle of nowhere; just piss into the tank. If the technology gets around fast enough, every nation in the world will be self-reliant. Oil prices will dip (slightly), and urine will get respect.

News snippet lifted from National Geographic News.

4 comments:

Saint Eroica said...

what about a natural effective fast cure for headache? i heard urine also cures chronic asthma among adults. try it. :)

Carver said...

Urine for asthma??? I thought it was lizard excrement. heheheh

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