Researchers Have Developed Socks That Generate Electricity Using Urine

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Researchers at the University of West England have developed a pair of socks that use urine to generate electricity.
Researchers at the
University of West England
 have developed a pair of socks
that use urine to
generate electricity. 
Do you know how useful your urine is? What were we thinking getting rid of our
urine all those years, when we could be using it to power electric socks? Scientist
and their daring and shocking discoveries.
 Recently a team
of researchers from the University of West England has developed a pair of
socks that use urine to generate electricity. Not long after we updated our readers on the discovery related to Liquid Metal Nano-Terminators Improve Cancer Treatment. Based on the 
reported discovery, the  new socks
are able to store as much as 648 milliliters of urine, almost 22 ounces, using
a network of integrated tubes. When the user walks, the liquid is forced
through microbial fuel cells that contain bacteria that consume the nutrients
in urine and create electricity in that process. In experiments, the
researchers were able to use the socks to power a wireless transmitter,
broadcasting a message every two minutes.
It’s not a completely innovative idea to use urine in
the generation of electricity, although the techniques involved normally use an
electric pump to provide the pressure to force the urine through the fuel cell,
making the process pretty wasteful and seemingly inefficient. When the pressure
is being fashioned by the user’s foot, on the other hand, electricity isn’t
being used in the process, only created.
Of course, getting urine into the socks in the first
place is another condition completely. fortunately, the team has crafted a
simple mechanism to technically avoid the use of a series of tubes, and instead
envisages clothing that already has urine built-in, so people don’t have to
worry about handling it themselves.
Furthermore,
the research, which uses as its stimulation a closed fish circulatory system
known as single cycle circulation, was published in Bioinspiration and Biometrics.
With modification and advances, the potential uses could include a wearable communication
system that could transmit a person’s coordinates, and  as a result, such socks has a probability of
showing  up in al fresco gear, subsequent
military equipment or  potential survival
kits.

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 Source: Techtimes
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