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Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Urine powered battery for health industry

When i thought i had seen it all, this pops up ! Scientists in Singapore have come up with a urine powered battery that produces 1.5V potential difference on .2ml of urine. This new battery will be the perfect power source for cheap, disposable healthcare test-kits for diseases such as diabetes. This research was published Aug. 15 in the Institute of Physics' Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering.Led by Dr Ki Bang Lee, a research team at Singapore's Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) have developed a paper battery that is small, cheap to fabricate, and which ingeniously uses the fluid being tested (urine) as the power source for the device doing the testing.

Wow !

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