Pee-powered socks turn your feet into a walking power plant in an emergency

December 14, 2015 by  
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Desperate times call for desperate measures, and you know ‘urine’ trouble when you have to rely on your own bodily fluids as a source of electricity. Yet, on occasion, to riff on a popular adage, it happens . Ioannis Ieropoulos’s team at the University of the West of England in Bristol (UWE Bristol) has developed a pair of socks that use urine as fuel to create enough electricity to send an emergency distress signal. This strange sock system uses microbial fuels cells (MFCs), in which bacteria consumes nutrients from the urine and create electricity as a byproduct. Read the rest of Pee-powered socks turn your feet into a walking power plant in an emergency

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Innovative heat-dispersing clay bricks help keep homes naturally cool

December 14, 2015 by  
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Yellow is the new green: researchers investigate ‘peecycling’

May 5, 2015 by  
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Click here to view the embedded video. Pee is powerful stuff. It has been used to make false teeth , drinking water , brain cells , electricity , and yes, even whiskey and beer . Talk about a closed system! Urine is also great for growing plants, due to its rich nitrogen and phosphorus content. Researchers at University of Michigan are investigating best practices for application of urine as fertilizer on a large scale. In order for urine to be applied to crops safely, the team aims to identify pathogens and determine ways in which they may be eliminated. “A few questions we have are: What contaminants are applied onto the fields with the fertilizer, where do they go, and how can we get rid of the concerning contaminants before they are applied?” says Rebecca Lahr, one of the researchers in the Environmental and Civil Engineering Department at University of Michigan. The mass disposal of liquid waste down the drain is not only a missed opportunity for sustainable agriculture, it is damaging to the environment. Algae also love nitrogen and phosphorus and the resulting algal blooms often cause mass marine mortality events and shellfish poisoning. By implementing peecycling on a large scale, we will gain a powerful agricultural tool while eliminating a major source of water pollution. Via Treehugger  and University of Michigan Engineering Image via Michigan Engineering Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: alternative uses for urine , collecting urine , human urine , Pee Power , Peecycling , University of Michigan Engineering , urine , urine agriculture , urine and plants , urine fertilizer

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Solar Impulse is gearing up for five-day solar-powered flight across the Pacific Ocean

May 5, 2015 by  
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Solar Impulse , the experimental solar-powered aircraft with just enough room for a pilot, is still on its way around the world, despite a number of delays due to poor weather conditions. The project has been grounded in Nanjing, China, since April 21 where they landed after a one-day flight following a three-week weather delay . The sun-powered plane was originally planned to embark on the five-day trans-Pacific journey on May 5, now delayed to at least May 9. André Borschberg , co-founder of Solar Impulse, will pilot the record-setting Pacific Ocean crossing as soon as conditions are favorable. Borschberg has been gearing up for the challenge by fine tuning his yoga and meditation techniques and become more comfortable in the cramped cockpit of the solar-powered aircraft. He’s also used his time on the ground to comb over the aircraft, making sure that everything is in tip-top condition for the five-day flight to Hawaii. Solar Impulse is traveling around the world, powered entirely by the sun, as an ambassador of the #FutureIsClean movement, a global effort to raise awareness for clean energy. + Solar Impulse Images via Solar Impulse Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “clean energy” , Andre Borschberg , around-the-world trips , bertrand piccard , china , flying across pacific , flying around the world , futureisclean , solar impulse , solar powered aircraft , solar powered airplane , solar powered flight across pacific ocean , solar powered plane , zero fuel plane , zero fuel vehicles

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6 Uses For Pee That You Probably Didn’t Know About

December 3, 2014 by  
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Urine Collected to Prepare Traditional Egg Delicacy in Chinese City of Dongyang

September 3, 2013 by  
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Pee power is often heralded as a sustainable design solution – as a plant fertilizer or even to power your cell – but using urine to prepare a delicious springtime snack is a whole different story. Chinese delicacies are renowned for being inventive, and these so called “virgin eggs” are no different. This snack has a long tradition in the city of Dongyang , where generations of people have prepared the eggs (or tong zi dan) using urine to help eaters get ready for the change in season. While it may sound unappetizing, the virgin eggs are believed to provide essential nourishment and help illness resistance. But they sure take a lot of work to prepare, involving reusing pee from boys under the age of 10. Read the rest of Urine Collected to Prepare Traditional Egg Delicacy in Chinese City of Dongyang Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: adaptive reuse , china , Chinese delicacies , cooking with urine , food ideas , green ideas , Pee Power , pee reuse , sustainable design , tong zi dan , urine eggs , virgin eggs , weird food        

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Chinese Scientists Grow False Teeth From Human Urine

July 31, 2013 by  
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Over the years scientists have made false teeth from a variety of materials – from cuspids crafted out of animal bone to chompers made from wood and gold. However a group of Chinese scientists just announced that they have successfully grown “rudimentary teeth” from an extremely unlikely and slightly unsettling source: human pee . According to the research, published in Cell Regeneration Journal , the tiny tooth-like structures were grown from stem cells harvested from urine. Read the rest of Chinese Scientists Grow False Teeth From Human Urine Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Cell Regeneration Journal , dentures , False Teeth , Guangzhou Institutes of Biomedicine and Health , Pee Power , stem cells , urine , urine power        

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UK Scientists Create World’s First Pee-Powered Cell Phone

July 17, 2013 by  
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Scientists at Bristol Robotics Laboratory first harnessed the power of pee two years ago, and now their research has taken a giant leap forward. The team has created the world’s first system based on microbial fuel cells (which feast on urine) that can charge a cell phone. Although the idea of a pee-powered phone may gross out many, the dependable nature of the power source doesn’t require special conditions—such as sun of wind—that other renewable energy sources do. Read the rest of UK Scientists Create World’s First Pee-Powered Cell Phone Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bristol robotics laboratory , Dr. Ioannis Ieropoulos , eco design , green design , Pee Power , pee powered cell phone , sustainable design        

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7 Incredible Inventions by Teenage Wunderkinds

July 16, 2013 by  
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Four African Teens Create Pee-Powered Energy Generator

November 9, 2012 by  
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Four African teens have wowed visitors to  Maker Faire Africa  by creating a generator that is  powered with pee . Using a resource that everyone has, the girls developed a generator that produces six hour of power for one liter of urine . At only 14 and 15 years old, the students are an inspiration for renewable energy developers everywhere! Read the rest of Four African Teens Create Pee-Powered Energy Generator Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Akindele Abiola , alternative energy , Bello Eniola , Duro-Aina Adebola , eco design , Faleke Oluwatoyin , green design , Maker Faire Africa , Pee Power , renewable energy , sustainable design , urine generator , urine power , urine powered generator

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