Researchers Not Giving Up On Dream Of Wireless Power

from the but-I'm-not-the-only-one dept

At some point or another, everybody's fantasized about it: wouldn't it be great if an electronic device could be powered wirelessly, fully eliminating the need for cables? It's an idea that's been talked about for a long time, back to the work of Nikola Tesla. Now a new team of researchers at MIT is going after the problem again. They believe that there's solid physics backing the idea up, and in fact their research builds on Tesla's original work. Still, this is firmly at the theoretical stages. Consider how long it's taking for fuel cell powered mobile devices to take off. We can safely say that this will take a much, much longer, if it ever comes about.

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    PhysicsGuy, 15 Nov 2006 @ 1:05pm

    for all the skeptics

    ... this link doesn't clarify anything but here is the guy's mit page
    http://web.mit.edu/physics/facultyandstaff/faculty/marin_soljacic.html
    how about you e-mail him and ask him himself... (also, check out the guys home page link and his publications/patents link from there... this guy is no joke...)

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