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Old 01-15-2010, 02:14 AM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Eco-friendly battery uses soda not lithium.

'The concept...a pollution free environment'

Potential to operate four times longer.

A CHINESE inventor says she has devised a way to power phones with a can of Coca-Cola after concerns about the financial and environmental costs of mobile phone batteries.

Developer invents mobile phone powered by Coca-Cola | News.com.au
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Old 01-15-2010, 04:43 PM
 
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Claims and actaul facts are quite different.
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Old 01-15-2010, 05:08 PM
 
Location: 125 Years Too Late...
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I think I'd rather see someone invent a way to make all cell phones turn into a can of Coke. More useful.
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Old 01-16-2010, 10:05 AM
 
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I wouldn't call it crazy...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GjZUfxwZSM

Can't find it but I saw one where the guy plugged a cell phone into tomato and it came on. LOL
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Old 01-16-2010, 11:19 AM
 
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Can't find it but I saw one where the guy plugged a cell phone into tomato and it came on. LOL
Okay, that THAT one got me laughing this morning. I can just see everyone walking around with a cell phone glued to their head and a tomato in their other hand.
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Old 01-18-2010, 12:34 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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I've taken battery corrosion off with Coke, it's chemically active stuff to put in your belly.

The problem is when people get a caffeine hankering they can't make any calls for a bit.
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Old 01-18-2010, 06:16 AM
 
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I wonder if it actually works with tomato or if the guy in the original video I saw charged it up first.
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Old 01-18-2010, 06:49 AM
 
Location: In The Outland
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He created a battery, The acids in the battery along with the contact probes that are most likely two different metals either created the power or he may have had to "charge the tomato" first.
I think the ancient Egyptians made batteries from lead rods and vinegar in clay jars and did gold electroplating with them.
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Old 01-18-2010, 04:39 PM
 
Location: Between Heaven And Hell.
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A small piece of copper and a small piece of zinc are all you need as electrodes to make a battery out of anything from a potato to a lemon, or a can of coke, minus the can.
How environmentally friendly are cans of coke anyway, phosphoric acid, aluminium etc.
You can even make batteries out of salt water in an ice cube tray.
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