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Wireless Power Could Be On Its Way

Posted in electricity, Science, Tech, technology, Technology News by Curtis on 11/16/06

Like something out of Tesla’s notebooks turned to technicolor, truly wireless power for computers, cameras, blenders, can openers, and other such gadgets could become a reality in the near future.

Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are developing the concept of transmitting power from one antenna, which would be plugged into a power main, to another one attached to an electronic device.

Both antennas, made of conductive materials such as copper, would resonate at the same frequency. Energy could be transmitted from the source to the receiver over a distance of many meters through a process called “tunneling.” The resonant frequency could be chosen so as not to interfere with communications devices, or people, for that matter.

The final problem in the development of this technology appears to be converting energy at the receiving end into a form usable by the target device. Mathematical models and physical law suggest that the idea will work, and a prototype is expected to be in development soon.

Does this spell the demise of the power strip?

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  1. peoplesgeography said, on 11/16/06 at 6:20 am

    First I leave a message on a funny post (OK, it was featured on the Top Posts so it narrows down the half million blogs considerably :) ) to discover that you left the prior message, now from this intriguing post I discover you’ve been thinking technology and future possibilities today as well …

    Great minds …

    OK I will leave you in peace now :) Great post

  2. Curtis said, on 11/16/06 at 7:04 am

    Well, I wasn’t going to disclose my senior status in the intergalactic hive mind but it appears I’ve been careless with my movements and have left myself no choice. However, I will withhold a comprehensive grammar of the secret language until a further date. Nflaghn b’trekht!

    :-)

  3. peoplesgeography said, on 11/16/06 at 7:55 am

    :D :D :D


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