How Staying Hydrated Could Keep Your Cell Phone Charged in the Future


Wouldn’t it be great if you could just charge your phone by peeing?

That’s the question Dr. Ioannis Ieropoulos of the Bristol Robotics Laboratory in England is trying to answer with a new cell phone battery that recharges with urine.

His team has found a way to create electricity by putting urine through stacks of microbial cells and are now looking for ways to charge phones with the body waste.

I don’t think it gets any greener than this.

Would I use such a device? I’m skeptical, and am having a hard time imagining how exactly this would work. Can you imagine what the smell of this device would be like??

Maybe I’m just not the type, but would any of you pee to charge your phone?