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(Phys Org2)   "Army scientists discover power in urine." Pee All That You Can Pee   ( phys.org) divider line
    More: Spiffy, fuel cells, Water, Dr. Kristopher Darling, ARL researcher, nano-galvanic aluminum-based powder, Energy, liquid containing water, power fuel cells  
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2017-09-13 11:12:12 PM  
10 votes:
"We have calculated that one kilogram of aluminum powder can produce 220 kilowatts of energy in just three minutes," said Dr. Anit Giri "

Sigh.  Physics fail.
Kilowatts is not a unit of energy, it is a unit of power -- in other words, a rate of energy.

In order to tell me how much energy this 1kg of aluminum powder can make, you have to tell me how long this 220kW of power will last.  If I have a hypothetical device that requires 220kW of power to work, can I run it for a second?  A minute?  An hour?  The difference between 220 Kilowatt-microseconds and 220 Kilowatt-hours is a pretty farking enormous amount of energy.
2017-09-13 09:07:13 PM  
5 votes:

fusillade762: Why is every instance of the word "soldier" capitalized?


Because it's another name for God.
2017-09-13 11:32:49 PM  
4 votes:

RealityChuck: The world is facing the prospect of a phosphorous shortage (no joke) and it's easily harvested from urine...


Came here to joke that "it's s cover up for making phosphorus bombs!"

Also, FTA:
"The team is still investigating why urine causes a faster reaction, but it may have something to do with the electrolytes and the acidity of the liquid."
Meaning when they tested it, they didn't have a premise. So rather it was "this thing makes hydrogen from liquids. I'm going to make it produce hydrogen from my pee! Heheheh"

/male scientists at work, ladies. This is why we make the big bucks!
//no, not serious
///well, other than that guys are more likely to test their pee based on no scientific premise whatsoever
2017-09-13 08:23:16 PM  
4 votes:

fusillade762: Why is every instance of the word "soldier" capitalized?


Capital punishment
2017-09-14 09:43:38 AM  
2 votes:

whither_apophis: I pee more by 6:00 am than most people do all day

/farking prostate


Trust me, it could be worse.
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2017-09-13 11:25:09 PM  
2 votes:
The jellyfish invasion will never succeed!
2017-09-13 11:11:22 PM  
2 votes:

Sid_6.7: An Army of #1.


*SlowClap.gif*
2017-09-14 11:56:28 AM  
1 vote:
So, jokes aside...

"We have calculated that one kilogram of aluminum powder can produce 220 kilowatts of energy in just three minutes," said Dr. Anit Giri, also an ARL researcher.

Holy sheit! That is 1,222 watts a second. That is A LOT of raw energy (potential). Is it just a catalyst? Is it exothermic? How much water (or urine) is "used". What other elements are released (pure O2 burns quite well)? What remains? What happens after 3 minutes?

This is quite a big deal if it can be properly harnessed, especially in a portable unit.

/inquiring minds...
2017-09-14 06:57:28 AM  
1 vote:
"Our basic focus is materials development and optimization," Darling said. "We're looking at how we can optimize the composition, its interactions with other fluids, including saliva and other liquids available to Soldiers in a field environment."


Sperm...
2017-09-14 12:41:14 AM  
1 vote:
So like, wouldn't this be an awesome large-scale way to purify water? You have a vat of urine, sewage, vomit, blood, whatever... It has water in it... You dump this hydrolyaferinous aluminum or whatever it's called in, harvest the hydrogen, burn the harvested hydrogen and *poof*, pure drinkable H2O

Who wants to fund me?
2017-09-14 12:16:25 AM  
1 vote:

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I remember drinking so much water in the military that my urine was pretty much clear all the time.


Any ailment you have in the Army can be solved by either drinking water or taking Motrin. Sometimes both if you're really bad off, like with a compound fracture.

I remember in basic, you never really saw a doctor. sick call was staffed with a bunch of lower enlisted who diagnosed you with a flow chart. They (and this is how they actually did it) asked you a series of questions and followed the lines. Like "are you snotty?" If snotty, turn to page 3. "Is your snot yellow or green?" If green continue to page 6. But it really didn't matter what you picked because all the lines ended up on the last page which said "give Motrin."
I had a really bad cough for several days, so I went to sick call where an Army doctor told me "Sometimes people cough just because they want to cough. My advice to you is to stop coughing." And that was it. Didn't listen to my lungs, take my temp or farking anything. The next day I was in the hospital with pneumonia. Stayed for 3 days.
2017-09-13 11:31:19 PM  
1 vote:

whither_apophis: I pee more by 6:00 am than most people do all day

/farking prostate


God dammit!
/shakes fist in impotent rage.
2017-09-13 11:14:30 PM  
1 vote:
Pee thread?
2017-09-13 11:13:06 PM  
1 vote:

fusillade762: Why is every instance of the word "soldier" capitalized?


Soldier is capitalized for the same reason Marine is capitalized. It's been official Army policy since 2003 and has widely been adopted elsewhere when specifically referring to a member of the Army and not used as a generic term for a military person. It's not new.
2017-09-13 11:00:54 PM  
1 vote:
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I remember drinking so much water in the military that my urine was pretty much clear all the time.
2017-09-13 10:51:16 PM  
1 vote:
The world is facing the prospect of a phosphorous shortage (no joke) and it's easily harvested from urine...
2017-09-13 10:48:52 PM  
1 vote:
HOTY! Great thread so far. If you like pee jokes, urine for a good time.
2017-09-13 08:20:58 PM  
1 vote:
Why is every instance of the word "soldier" capitalized?
 
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