Scientists develop urine powered battery

Aug 16 2005 - 12:05 PM ET | Staff Picks
NewScientist has a piece about a new battery technology developed recently in Singapore that uses urine to provide electric current. Only a drop or two is needed, but the urine powered battery could actually power your cell phone in a pinch: bq. The battery is currently suited for use with disposable devices – it is not yet ready to power laptops or iPods. "But if, for example, we place a small cellular phone or transmitter on a plastic card, the chip will work as a disposable biofluid-activated means of communication in an emergency,” Until these batteries hit the market we suggest buying a Cellboost. [via Textually]