Intel and WiPo Power Without Wires (WiTricity)

Posted by Kallan Dahn Saturday, August 23, 2008

Wonderful advancements in technology have started to occur. Mobile device users have long wanted a device that would charge by itself. One MIT professor decided after being dragged out of bead late at night by his phones dreaded screams for charging, there just has to be a better way. Delving deep into the principals set forth by Nicola Tesla he decided to try to make it happen. When two megnetic fields resonate with each other at the same frequency, they exchange power easily with each other. While this idea is technically not new, never before has there been such a market for its practical use. Magnetic induction is not an extreamly efficient means of exchanging power, Intel was recently able to accomplish this feat with 75% efficientcy. (the rest was lost to friction and heat) The research team was able to power a 60 watt light bulb 3 feet away from any available power source. Intel's Involvement in research and development for this novel concept is the begining of the end for chargers as we have come to know them. The team is calling this power transfer method WiTricity, wich is a combination of "Wireless" and "Electricity". I however would prefer the term WiPo for Wireless Power.

{CNN} / {MIT}

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