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(The Register)   New gadget harvests leaked energy from your microwave with an efficiency of 0.0001%. Now that's truly a one-in-a-million invention   (theregister.co.uk) divider line 17
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2013-09-24 01:56:08 PM  
RADIATION SNATCHED from leaky microwave ovens to power gadgets

Not quite the same story that begins with "Snatch radiation..."
 
2013-09-24 03:08:14 PM  
Can someone translate this into science I can understand? Basically funny gifs :(
 
2013-09-24 03:27:20 PM  
What's the point?

maybe we'd be better off if the oven did a better job of containing the microwave in the first place..........

you know.. like a more efficient oven

/HEYYYY  if I put a cup under my cup, I can have 2 cups of water !!!
 
2013-09-24 03:52:53 PM  
Microwave rectifier technology?  Yeah, that's been around since the 60s.

Still waiting on the nanoantenna guys to make some more advances so we can have infrared solar panels that continue to work at night.
 
2013-09-24 04:42:22 PM  
images.auctionworks.com
 
2013-09-24 04:47:42 PM  
Why not just remove the grate that serves as the "window"? Does anyone actually need that, or is there a sizeable population out there demanding visual access to their food at all times?
 
2013-09-24 05:55:52 PM  

Somaticasual: Why not just remove the grate that serves as the "window"? Does anyone actually need that, or is there a sizeable population out there demanding visual access to their food at all times?


Watching people microwave things that shouldn't be microwaved on video is one of life's simple pleasures.
 
2013-09-24 06:12:00 PM  

ProfessorOhki: Somaticasual: Why not just remove the grate that serves as the "window"? Does anyone actually need that, or is there a sizeable population out there demanding visual access to their food at all times?

Watching people microwave things that shouldn't be microwaved on video is one of life's simple pleasures.


It would take all the fun out of nuking CDs, admittedly..
 
2013-09-24 07:14:13 PM  

ProfessorOhki: Somaticasual: Why not just remove the grate that serves as the "window"? Does anyone actually need that, or is there a sizeable population out there demanding visual access to their food at all times?

Watching people microwave things that shouldn't be microwaved on video is one of life's simple pleasures.


Without those windows, my Christmas viewing of Gremlins would not be nearly as fun.
 
2013-09-24 09:40:29 PM  
It's more than anyone on Fark is doing to help solve the energy problem!
 
2013-09-24 10:01:03 PM  
I wonder what the power output would be of simply putting the hot food on a plate with a Stirling engine in it.
 
2013-09-24 10:57:01 PM  
Boffins.
 
2013-09-25 02:07:25 AM  
How many Boffins died to bring us this technology?
 
2013-09-25 03:51:48 AM  

hervatski: Can someone translate this into science I can understand? Basically funny gifs :(


I think it's something like this.

smhttp.14409.nexcesscdn.net
 
2013-09-25 10:15:34 AM  

JonZoidberg: How many Boffins died to bring us this technology?


Many.
 
2013-09-25 12:42:20 PM  
Don't have one of those.

/Don't want one.
 
2013-09-25 05:08:33 PM  
Probably not a household use, but considering the frequency that corporate microwaves are used, I could see this powering something in many break rooms.

Probably something that sounds the alarm if you've been in the break room too long and emails HR a picture of the break room.  Nah, that's too cynical.
 
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