judgecorp writes: Scientists from Bristol UK have developed a fuel cell which can charge a phone using microbes to break down urine. The group grows the bacteria on special carbon anodes. At present the cell is as big as a car battery, and generates power too slowly to be very useful, but the group hopes to either develop a portable version, or a home version to be installed in bathrooms, where it might help power the shower and lighting.
"More software projects have gone awry for lack of calendar time than for all
other causes combined."
-- Fred Brooks, Jr., _The Mythical Man Month_