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Get Ready for Water-Powered Cell Phones

November16

samsung water powerSamsung Electro-Mechanics has developed a micro-fuel cell and hydrogen generator that runs on water, writes the Chosun Ilbo.
Oh Yong-soo, vice president of Samsung Electro-Mechanics’ research centre, who said that when the handset is turned on, metal and water in the phone react to produce hydrogen gas.

The gas is then supplied to the fuel cell where it reacts with oxygen in the air to generate power.

Other fuel cells need methanol to produce hydrogen, while Samsung’s needs only water.

Since the micro-fuel cell can generate up to three watts of electricity, it could be used in mobile devices. The new fuel cell could power a handset for ten hours, twice as long as rechargeable batteries. Oh Yong-soo said water-powered handsets are expected to hit the market by 2010.

samsung water power

Since the micro-fuel cell can generate up to three watts of electricity, it could be used in mobile devices, the company said. The new fuel cell could power a handset for 10 hours, twice as long as rechargeable batteries.

Oh said water-powered handsets are expected to hit the market by 2010. “If the user uses the phone for four hours a day on average, they would have to change the hydrogen cartridge about every five days,” Oh said. “Later handsets will be developed that don’t need the hydrogen cartridges to be changed, and would only need to be filled with water.”

In 2010 your mobile phone may be powered by water. Samsung Electro-Mechanics announced that it has developed a micro-fuel cell and hydrogen generator that runs on H20.

“When the handset is turned on, metal and water in the phone react to produce hydrogen gas,” explained Oh Yong-soo, vice president of Samsung Electro-Mechanics’ research center. “The gas is then supplied to the fuel cell where it reacts with oxygen in the air to generate power.” Other fuel cells need methanol to produce hydrogen, while Samsung’s needs only water.

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Wastebasket Facilitates Hands-Free Toilet Reading

October29

trashcanreader

Who knew a minor variation in the shape of the top of an ordinary trash can could be so useful? There’s usually a trashcan next the toilet, so Snowtone Design figured it might be nice to put that receptacle to use during the times you’re not throwing stuff in it. Just drag it around in front of you as you’re doing your business and all of a sudden you have a hands-free reading assistant.

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The jet powered toilet (photos, video)

October29

The jet powered toilet

Now that what I call a crazy idea. It’s more an “I did it because I could” idea, but definitely is world’s fastest toilet, at 70+ mph. The toilet uses a Boeing Jet Engine and costed around 10.000 $, but Paul Stender, the inventor, says it’s worth every penny.
The toilet

The toilet may only be able to run on a straight and flat road, because it would flip over if had to make a turn. There seems on window installed on the toilet so that one can really drive as he is relieving nature. This is a serious problem, since evacuating and driving simulataneously must be included in the definition of such a toilet, otherwise the toilet on a Boeing/AirBus should be considered as the fastest toilet in the world. Anyway, Stender should consider to improve his invention to be more applicable.All fastest blah blah except this one are obviously useful. So one may ask what the point of such an invention is; it seems having no scientific and practical value. Nevertheless, I think we should respect the inventor’s hardwork and ideal as that of anyone else’s, as long as the ideal is not evil. That the invention of the fastest toilet is to us may be the same as that quantum gravity is to practicle people. To my point of view, the inventor, Paul Stender is a guy with lovely imagination, who brought us fun. People like Stender contribute to the diversity of the creativity of the human being. Let’s take a look at the the inventor in the left picture below.
Paul Stender

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