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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    shane, 28 Nov 2006 @ 11:11am

    I know i'm a little late but there are lots of things that provide wireless electric, most use induction... the same way a stop light induction loop detects a car, an elecromagnetic loop of wire senses a small voltage change when a piece of metal passes over it.... here are links to induction stuff A small battery charger http://www.hugg.com/story/Induction-Battery-Charging-Cup/ panasonic charger http://www.t3.co.uk/news/247/communications/mobile_phone/wireless_battery_charger_for_mobil es those are things that are already for sale... there are induction chargers for electric razors too.. i just got lazy. anyway... .it's all already working. maybe it's for more high powered things.?

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