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Microbial Fuel Cells use urine to power a cell phone

By Damir Beciri
3 Comments23 July 2013

mobile-urine-1Researchers at the Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL), a collaborative research partnership of the University of the West of England and the University of Bristol, have developed a novel way to charge mobile phones by using urine as the power source which generates electricity. The system generates enough power to enable SMS messaging, web browsing and… »

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EcoBot-III robot can be powered by sewage waste

By Damir Beciri
30 November 2012

sewage-powered-ecobot-iiiA couple of years ago I stumbled onto news about EcoBot – a robot able to operate within an enclosed environment by using food, water and air found around it. However, the idea of robots which consume unrefined biomass in order to operate didn’t allure me from the ethical point of view and that news… »