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12/15/2005 11:47 PM ID: 51786 Permalink   

Segway Inventor Drinks His Own Pee


Dean Kamen, famed inventor of the Segway vehicle, drank his own urine to the delight of a South Carolina audience. He was participating in a presentation of his latest gadget- a pee-purifying device that his company DEKA Research has developed.

He intends to solve the world's water problem with this new invention-- an energy efficient filtration system that can transform any water and convert it into drinkable H2O. The device, still in prototype form, is 'the size of a dorm-room fridge'.

Kamen owns one hundred and fifty patents and owns an island in the Long Island Sound. Bono is apparently interested in supporting this project and is being tapped for his high profile.

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  friggin sweet  
reminds me of that crap movie waterworld, where the costner drinks his own pee.
  by: elijah4twenty     12/16/2005 12:03 AM     
  so when  
So when you drink water you can think "hmm i wonder who's pee this came from?" NASTY
  by: Whiskers   12/16/2005 12:59 AM     
  hardly considered pee  
once its filtered, IMO. if that were the case, we'd all be drinking pee when we turned on the tap.

Interesting article tho.
  by: citronym   12/16/2005 12:59 AM     
  You'd be suprised at what your are drinking  
tap water is filled with estrogen, lads! Drink up! good for yer teats.

  by: theironboard     12/16/2005 01:49 AM     
  New from KaTel  
The Segway Pee Machine. How much would you expect to pay for your very own pee machine? $200? $100? Well now you can have your own Segway Pee Machine for only 2 easy payment of $19.95 plus $5 shipping and handling. And if you are among the first 100 callers will include a Super Duper Pooper Scooper.

Really I wonder how much this will sell for. A very handy device to have in an emergency. But will it remove radioactivity?
  by: valkyrie123     12/16/2005 02:23 AM     
  Your Title caught my attention  
Visions of yellow streams.
  by: ichi     12/16/2005 04:12 AM     
  What's Next  
Hey, if this guy has the bawls to drink his own pee just to prove his product I think he ought to invent a machine that makes hershey bars out of poo! Let's see him prove that one too!
  by: MickClover   12/16/2005 04:39 AM     
  Pee is sterile anyways...  
at least from a healthy person.
  by: rapscaLLion   12/16/2005 05:05 AM     
Pee is fine to drink for most people, not that i'd do it, but technically the most you would suffer is a feeling of thirst due to the salts causing dehydration.
  by: lauriesman     12/16/2005 05:48 AM     
I thought drinking your own piss is sterile to begin with.
  by: s0n0fagun   12/16/2005 05:57 AM     
  We need to make Stilsuits. NT  
  by: TheBackwardsman   12/16/2005 07:35 AM     
  good idea, now  
they just gotta figure out how to integrate it into a piece of clothing, and power it by the motion of your body. and make binoculars with oil lenses.

enough prophecy for one day. time for a line of "spice." :)
  by: cellardweller1   12/16/2005 07:36 AM     
  a number of drugs  
are excreted without being processed. so you can have a second go at it for free, if you're willing to drink the waters of onself. apart from that, pee contains nitrogen metabolites, salts, hormones,and other non-toxic goodies your body disposes of
  by: cellardweller1   12/16/2005 08:14 AM     
Water is H2O, not H20 as in the text.

  by: Schee   12/16/2005 09:45 AM     
  I drank my mates pee  
I was very drunk and in University at the time ...............ahh good days ...

(no i didn't know it was pee at the time but soon found out :-) was warm ..uggggggg

  by: Hugo Chavez     12/16/2005 09:45 AM     
  2 points...  
First, this machine isn't just a pee machine. It's meant to filter any kind of tainted water. I'm sure he just used it on pee for the publicity.

Second, where do you think your pee goes? To the center of the earth? It runs through a sewage plant and into the ground water which is naturally purified, and pumped back in to the water plant, purified again and sent back to you.
  by: gnathon   12/16/2005 02:14 PM     
  Damn You, Schee!  
I meant to write '420' instead of 'H20' as in the summary.
  by: theironboard     12/16/2005 02:28 PM     
  London Tap Water  
Has passed through an average of 7 people before it arrives out of your tap! (The 7 people figure is a few years old, may be a few more by now!!)
  by: crunch     12/16/2005 02:35 PM     
  People calm down.  
The pricatice of recylcing pee is hundred of years old. Water world was one good example, and there are lots more. Lets not forget the ever popular R. Kelly that reused his pee as some sort of a sexual toy. I vote to strike the word waste as an association to pee.
  by: RoBBoB     12/16/2005 05:02 PM     
I always wanted to read the books, i only played the games :o
  by: sp00ky187   12/16/2005 06:38 PM     
  This isn’t a filter  
It’s a still. It vaporizes the water and condenses it back into liquid form leaving behind almost all of the impurities. Chemicals with a lower boiling point than water (alcohol) may be vaporized and condensed and remain in the water.
A filter on the other hand passes the water through a media or semi-permeable membrane removing most of the impurities. The water never changes states and remains a liquid throughout the process.
I haven’t seen the technical specs on this device but I can imagine it works on vacuum and pressure for the boiling and condensing of the liquid.
  by: Valkyrie123     12/16/2005 07:00 PM     
  Drinking human waste?  
Relax....Disney theme parks have been doing it for years to cut water costs.
  by: DarkstarAsylum   12/16/2005 08:51 PM     
  Then it was purified peeee he drank heh  
  by: MmmMan     12/16/2005 11:08 PM     
Waiting for the time when they bottle my pee up and pass it as mineral water or spring water!!
  by: jikx   12/18/2005 07:02 AM     
  not pee..  
if you remove the salts that make urine, urine, all you have left is water.

Atoms are never (naturally) created or lost on Earth, so the hydrogen and oxygen in the water you drank today (be it from the tap or from a bottled/filtered source) could have passed through another human's urine or defication, or blood, or other bodily fluids. They could have passed through any number of plants an animals since the dawn of time, from donkey $#!7 to dinosaur love-juice.

  by: Dedolito     12/20/2005 09:11 PM     
  I agree  
Be real, where do you think your urine and other stuff goes? Mars? It gets recycled by nature, we need inventions like this, so if we damage the ecosystem beyond sustaining us, we can survive.
  by: my2centz   12/23/2005 12:48 AM     
  already been invented  
I saw on a show about technology where this one filters the water thru like 7 types of filters. they even make a portable one the size of a vacuume.
This guys one wont take off cause its not commercially viable.

heres the info:
  by: securityunion     12/23/2005 01:52 AM     
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