5 Amazing Potential Uses for Urine in the Future

Something to think about during your next bathroom break

5 Amazing Potential Uses for Urine in the Future
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Five possible uses for urine

To the surprise of many, researchers have been considering urine for several years. And when you think about it, there is a good reason. It is something that the world population creates in great abundance — around 2.8 billion gallons per day, to be exact¹.

Water crisis solution

Yes, this is disgusting to think about, but astronauts have recycled urine in space to hydrate themselves for years. Researchers are quick to warn us that this is becoming an eventuality. Since our freshwater supply is running low at a record pace, this is likely to be a ready solution.

Grow new brain cells

Believe it or not, adults do grow new cells. But when they contract neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s disease, they end up destroying more brain cells than they create. This brain cell shortfall leads to horrible things like dementia.

Cars that run on urine

During the past decade or so, alternative cars have become a glaring objective for science and ecology. It was creating cars that could be powered by anything other than fossil fuels that would please everyone. It seems that every alternative fuel source that has been considered comes with a glaring setback.

Fight pollution

Experts have long claimed that the world’s CO2 levels are at all-time highs. In 2011, the average amount of CO2 in the atmosphere was 390.9 ppm (parts per million), and in 2019, it had risen to 409.8⁵.

Rubber that heals itself

We’ve all experienced the failure of rubber products in the form of broken toys and flat tires. Rubber is an excellent thing as its ability to stretch and resist has been very useful in our society. However, it easily breaks when exposed to things like heat or sharp objects.

Retired Scientist and Jogger. Experienced online publisher since 2006.

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