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Crave: Charge your gadgets with pee, Ep. 129
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Crave: Charge your gadgets with pee, Ep. 129

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Got to go? Scientists have figured out how to recharge devices using human pee. A giant "Game of Thrones" dragon skull washes up on a U.K. beach. And we congratulate the AeroVelo human-powered helicopter for winning a high-flying honor.

Anything. Scientists have figured out how to power cell phone with human year it. The university of west of England Bristol robotics laboratory has been hard at work learning how to convert urine into a power source. Doctor Hyannis or -- the list has successfully use small microbial fuel cells to convert urine into energy. The microbial fuel cells and energy converter which turns organic matter into electricity via the metabolism of live micro organisms. Essentially the electricity is a byproduct of the microbes similar to used in beer. The more they eat things like -- in the more energy they generate and for longer periods of time. So far according to doctor -- -- the microbial fuel power stacked that he has developed generates enough power to enable SMS messaging. Web browsing and to make a brief phone call. Other. The RFID parking tag is a ballet tickets for parking their cars. When they would eventually go to the bathroom and device installed in the year -- the would measure of the alcohol contents of the people. RFID was able to identify each person with their parking pass. If the person had too much to drink a message -- pop up on the screen letting them know they should probably get a ride home. That's the in the night when they would return their parking pass the valley would be informed that they were too drunk to drive and offer a cab or public transportation. SP analyzer tested 573. Drivers over the course of two weeks. And of those tested 342. Chose to go home with a cap or drive home service. It's going to be hard to fit electronics and side of the guitar pick but engineers Peter hole in Brandon Williams had done it with the -- picked currently on kick start. The firefly pic is simply a three millimeter guitar pick with an LED that flashes every time he made contact with the instrument. It is a -- pig but that's not all -- way. The -- has an algorithm that learns your playing style and performs a synchronized light show alongside your music. You can also change the color of the only -- -- up and down strokes can be set to play with him emotions only enhancing air guitar -- The pink houses an ultra thin lithium ion battery and is rechargeable via micro USB. They are not cheap though a -- price of 49 dollars gets you one of the first firefly picks off the production. -- just 33 years but finally someone has claimed the 250000. Dollar AHS Sikorsky prize for engineering the world's first human powered helicopter. The rules of the competition were as follows. The helicopters to human powered that's obvious. A flight duration of sixty seconds. Reaching an altitude of three meters or nine point eight feet if you're in the states. Put the center point of the aircraft hovering over a 10 X 10 -- square. The team called -- -- from the University of Toronto built the analyst human powered helicopter and successfully flew the massive quad rotor for 64 point 11 seconds. Reached a peak altitude of three point thirty meters and drifted no more than nine point eight meters from the starting point. The -- is the largest human powered helicopter ever flown and is the second largest helicopter ever flown after the Soviets knew would be to. Twelve helicopter. Congratulations -- -- and University of Toronto. The small town of deer creek Colorado is considering to offer licenses and bounties for the legal hunting a federal government -- And -- actually pay rewards to anyone who presents proof that they were able to bring down an unarmed aerial video call. Belonging to the United States federal government. The scan and do a similar to a star checked try cornering can read your vital -- and ten seconds measuring heart rate. Temperature respiratory rate. Blood pressure ECG and emotional stress. Bullets here forehead -- information is wirelessly transmitted to your Smartphone to -- the CNET news video for more information. The video streaming service called blink box left to bust size dragon -- -- chart mountain beach in the Jurassic coast. To promote that they are now offering the third season of game -- -- It took three sculptures two months to build and paint the forty foot school. -- I need -- watch season three of gave it throws out -- box. You guys think you all for watching that is the show as always defied all these new choices it's crazy -- -- -- -- cnet.com and check out this week's crave giveaway. This week crave is giving away the Tron inspired Tokyo flash keys -- seven watch. It looks really cool go to the blog and enter to win.
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