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Pee Powered Batteries Coming To A Smartphone Near You
2013-07-17 13:41:02

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In the future, if your smartphone has started to show 20 percent battery life, you may need to grab a bottle of water and find a toilet to charge it up. Researchers from the University of Bristol and Bristol Robotics Laboratory said they have created a fuel cell that uses bacteria to break down urine to generate electricity. The team wrote in the International Journal of Hydrogen Energy that they have created the world's first...

Recycled Biofuel Waste Product Used For Electricity
2012-09-05 08:54:03

A by-product of biofuel manufacture can power microbial fuel cells to generate electricity cheaply and efficiently, according to scientists presenting their work at the Society for General Microbiology's Autumn Conference. The work could help develop self-powered devices that would depollute waste water and be used to survey weather in extreme environments. Distillers Dried Grain with Solubles (DDGS) is a waste product from bioethanol production that is commonly used as a low-cost animal...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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