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June 09, 2007

Goodbye wires

Imagine a future in which wireless power transfer is feasible: cell phones, household robots, mp3 players, laptop computers and other portable electronics capable of charging themselves without ever being plugged in, freeing us from that final, ubiquitous power wire. Some of these devices might not even need their bulky batteries to operate.
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If only Tesla had lived to see this.

Via.

Posted by joke du jour at June 9, 2007 09:32 AM

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If only Tesla had lived to see this.

I don't think he would have been impressed, to be honest. He would have wondered what took so long.

In 1899 or 1900, Tesla lighted 200 lamps at a distance of 25 miles. He was clearly well aware of and often wrote about resonant circuits as relating to induction.

Also, he had wireless lamps within his own laboratory that he could just move wherever he needed the light at the moment.

Posted by: Some Guy at June 10, 2007 08:57 AM

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