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Look mom no more wires : Wireless Power Transfer

A team from MIT call this wireless power transfer invention ‘WiTricity’ and believe it could change the way we use electricity and do away with the tangle of cables, plugs and chargers that clutter modern homes.

I predicted that this technology could be feasible one day when I was doing my bachelor’s in electrical engineering back in the 90’s.

My basis was on the solar panel technology and how energy can be captured from light which is in essense electromagnetic radiation. Therefore it must be possible to capture wasted EM radiation from other sources as well. If this technology is mass produced we could see the definition of ‘wireless’ and ‘mobile’ take on it’s true meaning!

The end of the plug? Scientists invent wireless device that beams electricity through your home ( Credit:

Published in Physics Science Technology


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