Three Ways Pee Could Change the World


We can use urine to make medicines, power cell phones, and create “pee-cycled” water.
Subscribe! http://bit.ly/1FkxVLb ‖ Twitter! https://twitter.com/gross_science ‖ Tumblr! http://grossscience.tumblr.com/
↓Want more info?↓

From Gunpowder to Teeth Whitener: The Science Behind Historic Uses of Urine, from Smithsonian:
http://bit.ly/1LkDKWb

Management of INfertility: Past, Present and Future (from a personal perspective), by Bruno Lunenfeld:
http://bit.ly/1LkFiPZ

‘Pee-Power’ to light camps in disaster zones, from UWE Bristol:
http://bit.ly/1LkDTsK

Urine-tricity, from Bristol Robotics Laboratory:
http://bit.ly/1LkDZ3w

From toilet to tap: Getting a taste for drinking recycled waste water, from CNN:
http://cnn.it/1LkEgTZ

Orange County’s Groundwater Replenishment System:
http://bit.ly/1LkKxPq


Host, Animator, Editor
Anna Rothschild

Writer
Christina Couch

DP, Sound
Sam Stulin

Applied Sunblock A
Music Provided by APM

Special thanks to Dr. Ioannis Ieropoulos and the Orange County Water District.

IMAGES AND VIDEO

Mobile phone runs on urine power – Bristol Robotics Laboratory
Courtesy University of the West of England (UWE), Bristol

Orange County’s Groundwater Replenishment System
Jim Kutzle, Orange County Water District

Microfiltration Basin
Orange County Water District

Reverse Osmosis trains of the Groundwater Replenishment System
Steve Crise, courtesy of American Water Works Association (AWWA)

Crystal-clear purified water from the Groundwater Replenishment System is piped to OCWD’s percolation ponds in Anaheim, California
Mark Greening, Orange County Water District

MF Cell
Steve Crise, courtesy of the American Water Works Association (AWWA)

Woman Teeth
iStock/Kurhan

Clothesline
iStock/TheCrimsonMonkey

Filling glass with tap water
iStock/vitapix

Elvis Presley Jailhouse Rock
Wikimedia Commons/Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc.

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes Movie Trailer Screenshot (34)
Wikimedia Commons/Mddlpps

Nuns clamming -Toni Frissell LC-F9-04-57090012-17
Wikimedia Commons/Toni Frissell

Portrait de Dante
Wikimedia Commons/Sandro Botticelli

Sputnik 191378-full
Wikimedia Commons/NASA

Symptoms of menopause (raster)
Wikimedia Commons/Mikael Häggström

Toilet on the ISS
NASA

SFX

Cockroaches
Freesound/StateAardvark­
(used with permission from author)

Squeak Pack/squeak_10
Freesound/Corsica_S

Wink
Freesound/Bennychico_11

cough cough sniff sniff
Freesound/harrypeeks

light-1
Freesound/tictacshutup

Peeing
Freesound/Safadancer

Produced by WGBH for PBS Digital Studios

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *