Dirty Talk Is Cheap Power For Charging Mobiles…

15 November 2012

 

Well, thanks to a $100,000 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation a team of Engineering and Applied Science researchers from Harvard University have come up something really radical that might really solve the no power or costly power charging problem.

Microbial fuel cell-based charging (MFC), or to put it simply - charging your mobile phone up by using dirt. Using a conductive surface, you basically collect all the electrons created during the bacteria metabolic processes within in the soil and then send them through a anode-cathode-resistor circuit to generate the electricity...I knew that.  It can take up to 24 hours to fully charge a phone, but when you think of the alternatives, then MFC technology may really be a lifesaver.