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NASA's Pee Recycling Bag Turns Urine Into a Sports Drink

by , 07/10/11

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The Atlantis crew has yet to test the system themselves, and they will only be testing it with a non-urine fluid to observe any potential problems with the new technology. While the creators are concerned about a potential build up of urea (a compound found in human urine), they expect to implement the system for its intended purposes after the findings of this next space voyage. Because NASA’s technology is usually adapted to uses that extend beyond the realms of space travel, we look forward to its potential applications in areas of the world where water is scarce.

Via Wired

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