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Peggy Lee

Turning pee into power!

An unexpected energy source, urine could be used to generate enough electricity to ‘slowly’ recharge your smartphone, as well as power smart displays or lights in portable toilets.

Scientists at Bristol Robotics Lab made this discovery by filling a collection of cylinders with electro-active micro-organisms to which they then added waste water and urine. The resulting chemical reaction created electrons as a by-product, which could then be turned into ...

Technology to make us super 'men'

What superman could do with his x-ray vision, man can now do with technology. A big leap has been made for 3D through-wall imaging, say researchers at UC Santa Barbara, as it is now possible ‘in flight’ using drones and Wi-Fi.

Medical devices need better protection against cyberattacks

More than 65% of medical device makers questioned in a recent survey believe an attack on one or more of the products built by or in use in their organisation is likely over the next 12 months. Yet only 17% of respondents are taking ‘significant’ steps to prevent attacks. Alarmingly, 32% of medical device manufacturers believe that no one person or function in their organisation is ‘responsible for device security’.

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