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Submission + - MIT demonstrates wireless power transfer (networkworld.com)

coondoggie writes: "Power wires are dead, long live power cords. A team from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has experimentally shown how everything from iPods to laptops could be wirelessly recharged by using a carefully designed magnetic field to deliver power to such devices from a range of 10 to 15 feet.WiTricity is rooted in such well-known laws of physics that it makes one wonder why no one thought of it before. "In the past, there was no great demand for such a system, so people did not have a strong motivation to look into it," points out MIT professor John Joannopoulos. The researcher said MIT would handle licensing of the technology should it be used in a consumer service or product in the future. http://www.networkworld.com/community/?q=node/1599 8"

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