Can human urine be used to power small electronics?



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    Good question, dudley.  The answer is yes, although the technology isn’t necessarily developed yet.  In other words, it is possible, but your local convenience store doesn’t have any urine batteries on their shelves just yet.  The technology was developed by some scientists in Singapore to help power a urine test, actually.  The battery is made using a piece of paper soaked in copper chloride sandwiched between strips of magnesium and copper.  When urine is introduced, a chemical reaction takes place that produces electricity.  The prototype is about as powerful as a AA battery and lasts about 90 minutes!

    Hope this helps!

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