Urine-powered socks: wearable energy that could fuel mobile devices

Scientists make breakthrough with a unique type of alternative energy system. Researchers in the United Kingdom have successfully sent a signal to a PC via a unique pair of socks embedded with miniaturized microbial fuel cells (MFCs) that are fuelled with urine pumped by the wearer’s footsteps. According to a press release from the University of the West of England, the scientists’ success marked the first self-sufficient system fueled by a wearable energy generator based on MFC technology. MFC technology can use any form of organic waste and convert it…

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