Monday, August 15, 2005

Hilarious Journal Articles Part 14: Urine-powered Batteries

Thanks to MedGadget. The paper, "Urine-activated Paper Batteries for Biosystems," is from Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering. The press release is -- seriously! -- titled "Scientists Harness the Power of Pee."
Physicists in Singapore have succeeded in creating the first paper battery that generates electricity from urine. This new battery will be the perfect power source for cheap, disposable healthcare test-kits for diseases such as diabetes. This research is published today in the Institute of Physics’ Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering...
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