Archive for April, 2012
Tags: bacon, executive, fail, funny, humor, job title, occupation, pic, picture, Scott Neal, Vice President of Meat, VP of Meat, Walmart, win
Tags: history, New York City, NYC, NYC Department of Records, old photo, photography, pic, picture
Tags: astronomy, Cassini, Jupiter, NASA, planets, Saturn, science, solar system, space exploration, video, Voyager
Tags: environment, fuel cell, pee, Pee Power, piss, power, research, science, urine, waste product
We each produce 2.5 litres of the stuff a day and a total of 6.4 trillion litres globally, but until now it has been widely regarded as a rather unpleasant waste product. However, a team of UK scientists reckon they may have found an extremely useful application for urine by turning it into electricity. The initial tests confirmed that urine-powered fuel cells are technically feasible, and the team now hopes to scale up a prototype system capable of powering homes, businesses or even a small village. The researchers are particularly interested in using the 38 billion litres of urine produced each day by farm animals, which can have an adverse effect on the environment if not properly managed.
Tags: ABBOTSFORD, bear attack, British Columbia, Canada, family pet, Mark Dumas, nature, polar bear, video, wild animal