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The "Rise Of The Ouro-Machines" Continues

Recently there was news of cell-phones being run per se on urine. Now, engineers have added urine to the quiver or yet another creation.

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Though we're all probably familiar with epic man vs robot stories, its kind of cool to know that machines are developing(job replacement discounted) in a way that is symbiotic to us humans, perhaps primarily due to cost reasons etc.

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None the less, a team from the University of Bristol have recently developed a really cool bio-machine essentially that uses bacteria to in essence contract heart like valves in a "robot" which then uses the energy generated by the pumping of water in this case urine, to potentially power things like weather sensing devices and the like.

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Perhaps one of the wisdom's of age, lies in unlearning "entertainment" based narratives, and appreciating that surprises like all of a sudden machines turning on humanity etc, isn't likely(not without a "disruptive" hacker-groups added energy per se). But none the less, this bond between man and machine is becoming perhaps somewhat funnier and more lighthearted and logical by the day, as more and more machines learn to live with us and our effluvium's, and are in turn, joining our "ecosystem" per se, instead of forcing us into there's a-la Borg. Anyway hopefully this will be entertaining(not in a patronizing way) to some others out there, and perhaps if one didn't get what one wanted for Christmas, perhaps this could fit the bill, its a pretty cool discovery n'est-ce pas?

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Source; http://www.universityherald.com/articles/5474/20131109/bristol-scientists-device-power-robots-urine-ristol-robotics-laboratory.htm

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It seems that the Greek word for urine is "ouron" surprisingly or perhaps not surprisingly reminiscent of the romance language word for gold per se, namely the Latin root of "aur"(pronounced like ore). I believe the English word for gold is more Norse(like many English nouns); see "danegeld" for other Norse references to gold or tax in some cases.

Urine Etymology;

http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=urine

Aurum; Latin for gold it seems;

http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/aurum#Latin