Urine! That's right folks, the NoPoPo (!!!) batteries from Japan can be recharged using your own bodily fluid (or any other that's primarily water). When the charge dies in these things you use that little baster that it comes with to charge them back up. Allegedly the magnesium and carbon react in a magical way to produce more energy. No word on price or how you're supposed to get urine into the little squeeze tube, but I imagine not easily. Just don't get lazy and try to cut out that step by peeing directly in your electronics. You'll end up not charging anything but your personals. ZAP!
Rechargable Batteries Run On What? [therawfeed]
Sony has unveiled a prototype battery that generates electricity from sugar. The model displayed generates approximately 50 milliwatts from the four 1.5" cells, enough to power a digital Walkman. A sugar solution is poured into each of the cells, where enzymes break it down, ... / Continue →
Somebody better blast a proton torpedo through this thing's auxiliary exhaust port or it's game over, man. I'm serious too -- if you don't think this thing isn't gonna be powering our metallic harbingers of death, you're delusional. So, yeah, Japan is coughing up $21 billion ... / Continue →
Finally, I can sleep at night: scientists have discovered a way to turn urine into hydrogen. And you said I was crazy for collecting it in milk jugs!
From a group led by chemist Gerardine Botte of Ohio University comes a report (just published in the Royal Society of Chemist... / Continue →