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Four Teenage Girls in Africa Have Invented a Generator Powered By Pee

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Four African teenage girls have invented the urine-powered generator -- which can turn one liter of urine into six hours of electricity -- works like this.

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Roseann d (178)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 11:36 am
Kind of puts Big Energy to shame , don't cha think?

Les L (12)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 12:18 pm
Recycling at it's best and readily available all the time !!! Great story!

Khadija O (3)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 2:12 pm
A lot of Energy "experts" have criticised the article and the device. These so-called experts don't seem to realise what an accomplishment this is for a group of girls! Girls!! And in an undeveloped part of the world where the news is almost always negative - hunger, poverty, terrorism etc, and where women's rights are almost non-existent.. I'm so happy for and proud of them. I pray they can perfect this discovery and achieve higher even greater things. Just goes to show the potentials of every child given the right opportunities. Kudos to them.

Rose Becke (141)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 2:42 pm

Vicky P (476)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 3:02 pm
amazing :)

Terry V (30)
Thursday November 15, 2012, 5:03 pm

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Thursday November 15, 2012, 5:03 pm

Stella Gamboni (17)
Thursday November 15, 2012, 11:54 pm
I love the idea but what is the actual wattage of "six hours of electricity"?

Frans Badenhorst (582)
Thursday November 15, 2012, 11:54 pm
WHAAAAT?!!!!!? wow, this is interesting... this is recycling and "make the most of it" in the highest degree hey.... congrats girls!!!

. (7)
Friday November 16, 2012, 12:01 am
This is terrific!!

Kenneth L (314)
Friday November 16, 2012, 1:50 am
Someone should also find a use for all that dog poop people scoop up after their dogs. Hopefully people don't just take it home and flush it---how much extra water is that wasting times all the millions of dogs and flushes?

Bob P (394)
Friday November 16, 2012, 3:43 am
interesting thanks

Donna Hamilton (159)
Friday November 16, 2012, 5:34 am
What a fantastic invention; clever girls!

Noted. Thanks, Roseann.

Shawna S (45)
Friday November 16, 2012, 6:52 am
fantastic news!! it's the power of 'P'

Barb Knight (1688)
Friday November 16, 2012, 10:24 am
how cool is that! wow! the innovations that come from young minds! but did anyone notice that the 4th girl is missing from the picture? thanks roseann!

Gloria p (304)
Friday November 16, 2012, 12:40 pm
Pretty cool! Excuse me I am going to have a beer.

Charlene Rush (79)
Friday November 16, 2012, 1:51 pm
This is ingenuity and desperation, at its finest.

If energy experts criticize this invention, ARE WE SURPRISED?
They can't make any money from it. It breaks my heart.

Some enterprising male persons may try to steal your invention.

Christeen A (371)
Friday November 16, 2012, 2:19 pm
Amazed by this. Good work though. Please keep it up and maybe your creativity will spread. Thank you.

James Maynard (84)
Friday November 16, 2012, 3:00 pm
Kudos to these young women.

reft h (66)
Friday November 16, 2012, 5:43 pm
Kind of strange and incredibly creative at the same time. And powered by a type of fuel with an unending supply which would only "go down the drain" anyway. Very smart!

David C (129)
Friday November 16, 2012, 7:25 pm
thanks and lots of green stars to these young women......

James Merit (144)
Friday November 16, 2012, 10:55 pm
Wow! Thanks to these young women!

Anthony Hilbert (6)
Saturday November 17, 2012, 2:28 am
I'm not an "Expert," just some guy with a science degree, but it says right there in the article that it needs an energy input to work. Electrolysis isn't free. And I can't see any possible way the output can be more than the input, that's perpetual motion (though judging by the comments in the original, there are a lot of believers in perpetual motion out there.)

This might be a more efficient way to produce hydrogen than electrolysing water, but that's all it is. Promoting it as free energy is fantasy.

Aletta Kraan (146)
Saturday November 17, 2012, 5:00 am
Wow, smart girls , thanks !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ben O (154)
Saturday November 17, 2012, 5:33 am
Cool, You girls from Lagos, Nigeria! (BTW; -Ive been there, many years ago...)

Kathryn Lopez (0)
Saturday November 17, 2012, 1:16 pm
Girls loving science=that is great!

Sandra H (16)
Saturday November 17, 2012, 3:06 pm
why do we still need fossil fuels?????

Shelly P (5)
Saturday November 17, 2012, 4:43 pm
This is amazing! I wish the best of luck to these wonderful girls' bright future. :) Thanks for the post!

Patricia N (9)
Saturday November 17, 2012, 7:28 pm
Maybe they can visit North America and teach us something.

Sharon W. (4)
Sunday November 18, 2012, 11:10 am
Fantastic! I think that htese girls will make it pretty far!
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