Tarry for the Nonce

August 19, 2005

Relief of a Different Sort

Filed under: News — lmwalker @ 11:00 am

Have you considered the new way to charge batteries?

Singapore scientists said they have invented a urine-activated credit-card sized battery that can be used in test kits . . .

The battery works once urine is added on a chemical-ready filter paper that sets off the cathode which produces about 1.5 volts of electricity.

“While researchers around the world race to produce ever smaller and more effective diagnostic biochips that can be mass produced cheaply, they have been unsuccessful in finding a power source that is as small and as cheap to fabricate as the detection technology itself,” the statement continued.

Andrew Pavlis suggests using the technology in cell phones. He is a twisted man. I can only imagine it would increase the number of drunk dials.

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5 Comments

  1. Andrew Pavlis suggests using the technology in cell phones. He is a twisted man.

    Hey now! I just find it comical. Guess they’d have to make cellphones waterproof first…and while they’re at it, can they make them ‘drop proof’ ?

    Comment by Andrew P. — August 19, 2005 @ 11:04 am

  2. I can never look at a cellphone the same way again…nor a battery, for that matter. who know’s where it’s been!

    Comment by Alistair A. — August 19, 2005 @ 1:20 pm

  3. I can only imagine it would increase the number of drunk dials.

    I suppose, especially with the advent of the speaker phone. However, the fountain noise in the background might give away the type of phone the caller has.

    As for drunk dialing, next time Dave calls when he’s drunk, tell him that Andrew’s gonna kick his a$$ if he keeps it up. :o)

    Comment by Andrew P. — August 19, 2005 @ 3:16 pm

  4. NOW I understand why the Energizer bunny keeps going and going and going and……

    Comment by auntlori — August 20, 2005 @ 6:44 am

  5. It certainly would cut down on the number of people asking to borrow your cell phone.

    Comment by Toly — August 21, 2005 @ 1:46 pm


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