Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 11th Jun 2007 14:09 UTC, submitted by Radarz
Geek stuff, sci-fi... A team from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology lit a 60 watt light bulb from a power source two meters away and with no physical connections between the source and the appliance. The 'WiTricity' device - the term coined by the MIT team to describe the wireless power phenomenon - uses magnetic fields to deliver power to the gadgets remotely."
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Cool, but like acobar said....
by Edward on Mon 11th Jun 2007 15:27 UTC
Edward
Member since:
2005-09-17

Also, did they made any study of the impact of this on live cells close to the source? Just wondering because in this case the power is not as low as is in the devices we use now.

Like me, I have a Pacemaker that I am sure it would mees up.

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Michael Member since:
2005-07-01

Even if this were safe, no-one's going to trust it. Look at all the people kicking up a fuss about WiFi and mobile phone signals. They'll never accept large amounts of power flying through the air.

It reminds me of my granny, who thought that if you left an empty power socket switched on, the electricity would leak out.

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helf Member since:
2005-07-06

It reminds me of my granny, who thought that if you left an empty power socket switched on, the electricity would leak out.

It doesn't?!?! ;)

you are right though, I hear things from people periodically about brain tumors 'caused' by cellhpones...

I think having communication and data services where ever I am is nice enough to take the 1 in a million chance ill get a brain tumor. If I do, well, I'll die happy ;)

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