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    updated 2:34 p.m. PT, Wed., July 8, 2009

    Urine-powered cars, homes and personal electronic devices could be available in six months with new technology developed by scientists from Ohio University.

    Using a nickel-based electrode, the scientists can create large amounts of cheap hydrogen from urine that could be burned or used in fuel cells. "One cow can provide enough energy to supply hot water for 19 houses," said Gerardine Botte, a professor at Ohio University developing the technology. "Soldiers in the field could carry their own fuel."

    Pee power is based on hydrogen, the most common element in the universe but one that has resisted efforts to produce, store, transport and use economically.
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    Storing pure hydrogen gas requires high pressure and low temperature. New nanomaterials with high surface areas can adsorb hydrogen, but have yet to be produced on a commercial scale.

    Chemically binding hydrogen to other elements, like oxygen to create water, makes it easier to store and transport, but releasing the hydrogen when it's needed usually requires financially prohibitive amounts of electricity.

    By attaching hydrogen to another element, nitrogen, Botte and her colleagues realized that they can store hydrogen without the exotic environmental conditions, and then release it with less electricity, 0.037 Volts instead of the 1.23 Volts needed for water.

    One molecule of urea, a major component of urine, contains four atoms of hydrogen bonded to two atoms of nitrogen. Stick a special nickel electrode into a pool of urine, apply an electrical current, and hydrogen gas is released.

    Botte's current prototype measures 3x3x1 inch and can produce up to 500 milliwatts of power. However, Botte and her colleagues are actively trying to commercialize several larger versions of the technology.

    A fuel cell, urine-powered vehicle could theoretically travel 90 miles per gallon. A refrigerator-sized unit could produce one kilowatt of energy for about $5,000, although this price is a rough estimate, says Botte.

    "The waste products from say a chicken farm could be used to produce the energy needed to run the farm," said John Stickney, a chemist and professor at the University of Georgia.


    For livestock farmers who are required by law to pool their animals' waste, large scale prototypes could turn that urine into power within six months.

    Smaller versions likely won't be available until after that, so the average consumer probably shouldn't start saving their pee just yet.

    "It is not a solution for all our cars," said Stickney, "but it is the kind of process which will find many applications and will make for a greener world."
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    I hope this doesn't affect the price of beer. Yeah, yeah I know...you don't buy beer, you rent it.
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    So I can imagine how a man would fill his tank up, but honetly there is no pretty way for a chick to do so.

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    Behind a bush with a funnel!???
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    With my luck I'd be stuck in a traffic jam behind a guy who likes to eat asparagus.







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    honestly...that's pretty bad ass right there.
    Stay out of it, dude.


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    Quote Originally Posted by lacy_vious View Post
    So I can imagine how a man would fill his tank up, but honetly there is no pretty way for a chick to do so.

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    I'm actually going tuna fishing Saturday and we'll have a woman on board. The boat has no bathroom, and we'll be about 40 miles out to sea. There actually is a pretty good way. There is a product, and I'm not kidding, that is a female urinary director that allows you to pee standing up just like a fella. It's a funnel contraption that you hold over your...you know, femailian area and directs it right overboard or in to the receptacle of your choice. I actually have one in the garage I think..
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    Quote Originally Posted by seenbad View Post
    I'm actually going tuna fishing Saturday and we'll have a woman on board. The boat has no bathroom, and we'll be about 40 miles out to sea. There actually is a pretty good way. There is a product, and I'm not kidding, that is a female urinary director that allows you to pee standing up just like a fella. It's a funnel contraption that you hold over your...you know, femailian area and directs it right overboard or in to the receptacle of your choice. I actually have one in the garage I think..
    that's similarly pretty damn inventive.

    now remember while you're out on that boat...as Rocky says: You can tune a piano...but you cannot tuna fish!
    Stay out of it, dude.


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    Rocky was an idiot that got punched too many times.

    I can tuna fish, and will prove it with a huge haul.
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    Quote Originally Posted by seenbad View Post
    I'm actually going tuna fishing Saturday and we'll have a woman on board. The boat has no bathroom, and we'll be about 40 miles out to sea. There actually is a pretty good way. There is a product, and I'm not kidding, that is a female urinary director that allows you to pee standing up just like a fella. It's a funnel contraption that you hold over your...you know, femailian area and directs it right overboard or in to the receptacle of your choice. I actually have one in the garage I think..
    That's helpful, however, there is another problem. A woman would still have to pull down their pants or shorts or whatever and place said object over their femailian area. Guys don't have to drop trou to pee. I revel in being bare assed on the side of the road to fill my piss tank. And what happens if the car needs a refill and you don't have to go?

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    Quote Originally Posted by seenbad View Post
    Rocky was an idiot that got punched too many times.

    I can tuna fish, and will prove it with a huge haul.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lacy_vious View Post
    That's helpful, however, there is another problem. A woman would still have to pull down their pants or shorts or whatever and place said object over their femailian area. Guys don't have to drop trou to pee. I revel in being bare assed on the side of the road to fill my piss tank. And what happens if the car needs a refill and you don't have to go?

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    Carry a backup piss tank.

    Amazing to think and speculate that this kind of verbiage could be household within 10 years or so.....and that femailians could be bare assed on the side of the road all the way across our great nation. God bless the USA I say. Road trip!
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    Quote Originally Posted by seenbad View Post
    Carry a backup piss tank.

    Amazing to think and speculate that this kind of verbiage could be household within 10 years or so.....and that femailians could be bare assed on the side of the road all the way across our great nation. God bless the USA I say. Road trip!
    That made me giggle. A lot. My coworkers think I am crazy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seenbad View Post
    Carry a backup piss tank.

    Amazing to think and speculate that this kind of verbiage could be household within 10 years or so.....and that femailians could be bare assed on the side of the road all the way across our great nation. God bless the USA I say. Road trip!
    right on man...right on.

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    I love it.

    Think of the business opportunities associated with that in industry.

    I may go put patents in on piss tanks. Toilet bowls and plumbing will be revolutionized so that you have urine collectors (male and female) built in to your toilet that rather than go through your regular plumbing, route to your homes piss storage tank in the garage, which you back your car up to when you need a fill. The whole family is responsible for hydration and subsequent transportation. Brilliant.
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