Scientists discover that urine can recharge your smartphone

Scientists discover that urine can recharge your smartphone
The next time your smartphone battery dies, running over to the rest room and relieving yourself might allow you to recharge your phone. This is no joke. In Britain, scientists have discovered a way to power smartphones using urine. The scientific theory involved revolves around microbial fuel cells (MFC) which use bacteria to break down organic material to create power. However, the right kind of bacteria is necessary to generate enough power and it appears that this bacteria is found in human urine. The process is being developed by Dr. Ioannis Ieropoulos who is with the Bristol Robotics Laboratory, part of the University of the West of England.


Now, we are not suggesting that you recharge your Samsung Galaxy S4 by peeing all over it. We wouldn't even do that to a Samsung Galaxy S4 Active, which is water resistant of course. So far, the technology allows users to generate enough power to allow a user to send a text message, surf the web and to make a quick call.

So don't be surprised if sometime in the not too distant future, instead of looking for an outlet to plug your phone in to recharge the battery, you will be looking for the nearest rest room.



source: UWE  AFP via USAToday

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31 Comments

1. rawbow

Posts: 428; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

bwhahahahahahahahahahaha!!!! ROFL seemed too subtle for this

16. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Something good comes in pissing someone off after all. "If you want to piss me off, do it on my phone."

21. Jack58221

Posts: 157; Member since: Feb 23, 2013

I should get this so I can final do what I have wanted to do to my gs3 since the day I got it.

28. ghaniosman

Posts: 78; Member since: Jun 06, 2013

I will never charge even if it does for real..

2. rawbow

Posts: 428; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

now that i think about it , its an awesome tech!! people will think twice before borrowing your cellphone for temple run which m sure everyone here hates lol

22. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Download a troll video and make a shortcut to it on your android phone and change the icon to the temple run one then change the name to Temple Run. Thats what I did.

3. ZeroCide

Posts: 810; Member since: Jan 09, 2013

I don't even want to know how Scientists discovered this.

4. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

This news really pisses me on.

10. alltechinside

Posts: 248; Member since: Apr 21, 2013

Urine for a pissing adventure!

5. AppleHateBoy unregistered

Pee power, bitch!!

6. Osman

Posts: 44; Member since: May 07, 2012

Now one can pee in public!

7. JC557

Posts: 1918; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

These new phones would be R Kelly approved.

14. darkkjedii

Posts: 30875; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

LMAOOOOO

8. twcobra

Posts: 26; Member since: Apr 25, 2012

If I had an S4 I would Pee on it after Samsung let At&t lock up the bootload like Verizon. Good thing I did not upgrade yet.

9. mobi_user

Posts: 152; Member since: Jun 18, 2013

This was only left to happen. In next episode of Man vs Wild, the person will urine on his phone to recharge it. lol

11. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Patent it ... run apple run ... go patent URINE.

12. livyatan

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

Take that, solar power

13. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1345; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Just to easy. Its like making an Anthony weenier Joke. to easy.

15. Stoli89

Posts: 333; Member since: Jun 28, 2010

This is a disaster. I'll never again be able to tell someone to piss "off".

17. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Are you shytting me?

20. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Not gonna happen dude, a turd can't, won't and will never power your phone, lol.

23. alltechinside

Posts: 248; Member since: Apr 21, 2013

You never know, the same was said about charge your phone by peeing on it lol

18. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Are you shytting me? Lol

19. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Are you shytting me? Lol

24. YourNightmare

Posts: 32; Member since: Jun 12, 2013

"God damn, my fcking iPhone's battery is almost death from 10min gaming, let me piss on it real quick to recharge it" ROFLMYASS

25. pinkpanzer

Posts: 11; Member since: May 27, 2013

now they just need to develop an open-standard pee port so you can recharge all your mobile devices on the go. they should probably develop a privacy cubicle so we don't have to find a restroom just to 'charge'

26. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

Would be willing to try this on a iPhone. If it doesn't work, no harm done

27. nothingmuch

Posts: 201; Member since: May 03, 2013

OMG!! I tried it and it works!! Tingly !! LOL!! :D

29. androidfanboy

Posts: 162; Member since: Jun 24, 2013

*Honey why are you taking so long in the toilet? I'm just charging my phone sweetheart*

30. Rayvelynn

Posts: 124; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

This is disgusting. But I'll entertain it anyway so wait how much charge can I possibly get because the normal person doesnt pee as long, as you would physically charge a phone for about 2-3 hours. I know you can't possibly get a full charge while peeing on your phone. lol

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