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Pee-Power Toilet to Light Up Disaster Zones

Pee-Power Toilet to Light Up Disaster Zones

Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Apr. 20, 2015) — Students and staff are being asked to use a prototype urinal to 'donate' urine to fuel microbial fuel cell (MFC) stacks that generate electricity to power lighting. The developers hope the pee-power technology will light toilet cubicles in refugee camps, where women are often at risk of assault in poorly lit sanitation areas. Matthew Stock reports. Video provided by Reuters
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Smart Fabric Generates Electricity

Smart Fabric Generates Electricity

Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Apr. 13, 2015) — South Korean researchers develop a "smart" fabric which can generate electricity to power wearable devices. Amy Pollock reports. Video provided by Reuters
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Wind Tree Uses Micro-Turbine Leaves to Generate Electricity

Wind Tree Uses Micro-Turbine Leaves to Generate Electricity

Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Dec. 29, 2014) — A French start-up says its Wind Tree is ideal for urban environments, harnessing the most gentle of winds to produce power through its micro-turbine leaves. Suzannah Butcher reports. Video provided by Reuters
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Entire Detroit Electric Grid Loses Power

Entire Detroit Electric Grid Loses Power

Reuters - US Online Video (Dec. 2, 2014) — Some 100 municipal buildings are closed in Detroit after a major cable failure causes the city's entire public lighting grid to fail. Mana Rabiee reports. Video provided by Reuters
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