Mandatory: Is he taking the Piss?
Ok, I'm going out and (given the current weather) I may be some time...
Bill Gates' charitable foundation has handed British boffins a wodge of cash to help produce a urine-powered battery which can charge a mobile phone. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has named a team at the University of the West of England, Bristol, among the five winners of Phase II of its Grand Challenges Explorations …
Child: "Dad I really need a wee, I am desperate!"
Dad: "Hold on to it Son, I have an important call in 10 minutes and the phone needs more juice."
or from another angle.
Dad: "Come on Son I really need another 5 minutes on this call."
Child: "I'm sorry Dad, I cannot possibly squeeze any more out."
It's interesting how many American billionaires are spending their accumulated wealth for the betterment of the human race, in ways that governments can't or won't. I wonder if it's a cultural thing that encourages them to do that, rather than what seems to happen with Russian and Middle-Eastern billionaires who buy footballists and boats made out of gold and unicorn tears.
Apple could develop a proprietary pee interface/connector for wee-charging and thereby bypass the EU common (USB) charge connector directive. Of course, the p-Docks would have to be gender specific, unless they come up with a unisex design.
Though, only a matter of time before the EU start poking their fingers into that