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British Scientists Power Cell Phones With Urine

Posted July 17, 2013 10:00 AM

From Latest Items from TreeHugger:

The researchers have developed a fuel cell that creates electricity from urine and could be used to power our gadgets.

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07/17/2013 2:34 PM

an over heard Researchers conversation at Bristol University and Bristol Robotics Laboratory .

Jim: Fred, can I borrow your cell phone, I have to make a call.

Fred: If your making a long distance call, here's is a gallon of water.

Pete: Are you kidding, you really want to borrow his phone.

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07/18/2013 9:01 AM

HA!

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07/17/2013 2:40 PM

Pissing into the cells of a lead acid battery was an emergency fix if they were low.

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07/17/2013 3:24 PM

Useless and disgusting....but in London I guess it passes as a social statement....

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07/17/2013 4:46 PM

I noticed they have those suckers bolted down.

Commode statues must be a hot item.

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07/17/2013 5:46 PM

Well for the collector, it's a must have......

It just doesn't get any better than this.....

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07/17/2013 6:37 PM

I think that would be very scary to sit on that!

One would keep getting the urge to get up and check if something was coming back up.

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07/18/2013 9:27 AM

Commode statues must be a hot item.

Or otherwise known as a hot commodity.

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07/18/2013 9:59 AM

You, should sit his one out. :)

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07/17/2013 8:33 PM

Social statement? back in my college days most of us wished someone would have kept the toilets up that well in the men's dorms!

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07/17/2013 8:48 PM

Dear iPiss,

Why does my ear smell like urine after i use the phone?

A smelly customer.

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07/17/2013 9:00 PM

News flash: After gathering millions of Verizon phone records the NSA is reporting a leak...

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That earned a GA!

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07/17/2013 10:17 PM

Or two!!!

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07/17/2013 10:21 PM

Clever.

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07/18/2013 5:23 AM

Do those things work while submerged, then?

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07/18/2013 6:48 AM

They should. That's where the fish go, too.

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07/18/2013 12:58 PM

Can an electric flush be far behind?

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07/19/2013 8:12 AM

"Whisper in my ear."

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07/19/2013 9:38 AM

My opinion of this is....... ah, .....wait a sec, I'll be right back. I have to make a deposit for a future phone call.

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