Batteries in phones are still a massive weak point in mobile phones and in Bristol they’ve started to really take the p*** with their new invention – a charger powered by urine.
It all works by using microbial fuel cells which, when peed on, produces enough charge to power a mobile phone. Now, the charger itself is pretty large at the minute and we’re not expecting a portable pee-powered-bag any time soon, rather a “smart toilet” or a smarter home is on the cards.
With a bit of tweaking, this system could be added to sanitary systems to produce energy in the future.
Scientists at the Bristol Robotics Lanoratory have stated that harnessing power from a waste product of this nature was “a world first.