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“Pee As You Go?” – Pee Can Recharge Smart phones, Apparently

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Scientists functioning at the University West of England (UWE) in Bristol, United kingdom, have figured out a way to power a mobile phone with Human pee.

The company have been in a position to charge a Samsung phone by placing the liquid through a cascade of microbial fuel cells. Using this process, enough power may be produced to send text messages, browse the Net and also make a brief phone call.

As outlined by the scientists responsible, the next phase is to fully charge the phone with urine…Presumably cleaning their hands immediately afterwards.

Dr. Ioannis Ieropoulos has worked for a very long time with microbial energy cells; he’s considered an expert in harnessing power from abnormal options. The possibe applications of his work are very interesting from an environmental point of view.

Dr. Ieropoulos said, “We are very excited as this is a world first, no-one has harnessed energy from urine to try this so it truly is an exciting discovery. Using the final waste product as a supply of energy to provide electrical energy is almost as eco as it takes.” Eco-friendly tech is, seemingly, the great doctor’s main area of appeal.

The microbial cells work as a energy converter, they turn the organic substance directly into electricity, via the metabolism of live microorganisms. The electricity is a by-product of a microorganism’s natural life phase, meaning that as they ‘eat’ the urine, they create power the energy that powers the phone. Now that’s what we call ‘pee as you go’.

Toilet humour aside, the team have engineered a world first, as nothing as large as the mobile battery has ever been charged using this process before.

You’ll notice, nowadays, no plans to market this tech on a large scale, but maybe someday we can be signing a ‘P’ mobile agreement, the trick, as they are saying, might be pissistance.

PS – I’m sorry about this one. The task and its implications are amazing. All credit to the UWE team. However, I constantly needed to do one to those ‘And Finally’ type stories and now I conclusively get to. Please forgive me, one and all.

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You’ll Never Work Alone, Radios and the Lone Worker

With very little information on the internet about radio accessory’s, it is very rare when we get a chance to re post, with permission, an article from this industry.

In accordance with the ‘Health and Safety at Work’ act of 1974, every UK-based employer is legally obliged to look out for their employees and not expose them to undue risks.

This is a good and noble law and one that has doubtless saved many lives since it was first passed almost 40 years ago. This law has also led to the development of many new technologies aimed at keeping workers safe…One tool that is completely indispensable to the lone worker is his or her two-way radio.

Today, many two-way radios come with a ‘Lone Worker’ function. This function sounds an alarm if the device has not been used within a set amount of time. Using this function, an employer can dispatch a worker into a potentially hazardous area, but still account for their safety to as great a degree as possible.

So, what sort of places might be hazardous to a lone worker? Workers who operate in and around chemical and manufacturing plants are a good example of lone workers who, using their two-way radios, can keep in constant, immediate contact with their control centre. Potential exposure to hazardous chemicals, dangerous machinery and so on can place these jobs in the ‘high risk’ category, making a walkie-talkie system a veritable necessity. After that, consider construction workers, taxi drivers and miners; people who need to be contactable every step of the way.

In addition to that, there are also security guards, policemen and bouncers to consider, all of whom risk running into potential violence, as well as scenarios that may require immediate assistance and/or rapid medical attention.

In recent years, there has been a steady growth in the amount of people operating as lone workers. Workforce reductions forced upon recession-hit businesses have caused some workers to operate alone, for example. However, there are also more care in the community groups (such as youth workers), late night deliveries being made, increased security/surveillance concerns and people taking on night work just to make ends meet. In order to keep these hard working professionals safe, companies are required to invest in the technology that can keep their workforce secure and looked after.

Two-way radios are durable, dependable and easy to operate. They are a proven and trusted technology and they save lives. These days, it would be positively unthinkable to send an employee into a potentially hazardous situation without first equipping them with the relevant safety gear and a two-way radio.