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Wireless Energy at MIT
The pile of wires on my floor
After what seems to be many months of studying for the final exams (get it?), they're finally over. The first thing on the to-do list after that: clean up the stuff that's been piling up during those long concessive hours of studying (and stuff does pile up, oh yes ... it piles). But what always gets my mind boggled is how wires get tangled up beyond recognition. Look at that picture I took — a regular wire orgy.

That's why I was so relieved to read MIT's recent announcement on their progress in research on wireless energy! They've come up with a new design for beaming wireless energy into mobile devices — here's a quote from the article:

"With the resulting designs, non-radiative wireless power would have limited range, and the range would be shorter for smaller-size receivers. But the team calculates that an object the size of a laptop could be recharged within a few meters of the power source. Placing one source in each room could provide coverage throughout your home."

As it is I'm constantly annoyed by the wires all over my desk and floor, I'll be waiting anxiously for the first commercial products. If anyone has a temporary solution to this in the meantime, please, please for the love of all that's pretty and practical — share it with me!

While we're on the subject of MIT, check out these flying drones — they're really impressive and look awesome. See the picture below (picture credit: Jonathan How's team, creators of the drones).

The Flying drone fleet

Related blogs from all around
:: Nova Spivack has a short article on Nikola Tesla & wireless power
:: The MIT article on wireless energy
:: Videos of the flying drones

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