Urine Converted to Electricity at Glastonbury Festival

Thanks to electro-active micro-organisms that feed on elements in urine and then produce electrons, bio-engineers at Bristol Robotics Lab have found a way to turn pee into electricity. A fuel cell pack developed by the scientists currently feeds on two liters of urine and, in turn, produces 30 to 40 milliwatts of power. This energy has been used to power smartphones (slowly), LCD displays and …

Bottlocase World Cup Editions

Represent your chosen nation and sip pretty at the same time with these soccer-themed smartphone cases

On a multi-leg journey to watch the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand in 2011, Dutch entrepreneur James Bluemink found himself in Thailand buying beer from a convenience store. Thirsty for its contents, Bluemink became frustrated after realizing he lacked the essential ingredient—a bottle opener. Vowing never to be in such a situation again, he created Bottleocase, a simple but clever smartphone case and bottle …

Tinitell

The world's smallest mobile phone designed to connect guardians and their lovable rug rats

Today, Kickstarter sees the launch of yet another clever product: Tinitell is the world’s smallest mobile phone designed specifically for kids. Yet this piece of Swedish innovation could easily find its way onto the wrists of adults too, given its solid design and simple accessibility. The audacious Tinitell harks back to an era when manufacturers were striving to make the tiniest phones possible. CH met …