With cordless phones, wireless internet, and cell phones, the idea of wireless power is not a novel one.
| Researchers present a graphic illustrating how magnetism can transmit energy wirelessly. They used theoretical calculations and computer simulations to find ways to recharge electronics wirelessly. |
Photo Credit: Donna Coveney
Marin Soljacic, assistant professor in Massachusettes Institute of Technology, came up with an idea that could have cell phones and laptops recharging themselves wirelessly. The theory says non-radiative energy can send power to devices without wiring. Soljacic and his team believe that non-radiative wireless devices would have a limited range, but that a laptop could be charged within a few meters of the power source, so placing one source in each room would provide coverage throughout one's home.More Information:
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