Urine-powered socks get transmissions flowing

Diagram of the urine-powered socks

Peeing in one’s socks may not be everyone’s first choice for powering their mobile devices, but a team of researchers from the Bristol BioEnergy Centre at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) are experimenting with a pair of socks that use urine to generate electricity. It might sound icky, but the urine is actually stored in miniaturised microbial fuel cells (MFC) and have already been used to run a transmitter to send wireless signals to a desktop computer.

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Publicado el 13 de December del 2015
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