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anybody heard of this?

I saw it on National geographic once where a tribe somewhere used cow crap and make batteries to charge a radio

Would be a good science project:D
 

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they're doing research on this with Pig Manure batteries at a few universities & the show Invention Nation had an episode with some of the researchers
 

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This idea stinks.
droll, Canadian, very droll... ;)

The idea is simple enough, there is a permeable membrane between the section of the fluid that has certain specialized bacteria & the section that does not; the metabolic processes of the bacteria produce ions that in turn are an electrochemical potential differential causing a micro-voltage, hence... a battery.
 

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The Proffesor should have thought of this. The Skipper is a big dude.











j.k.

I could see burning it for some kind of steam powered generator, but I doubt the return on the olfactory investment would be worth the trouble for dung batteries. Maybe I'm wrong. I'm amazed at the ingenuity of people sometimes.
 
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