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(CNN)   Wireless electricity is here. This is not a repeat from 1891   (cnn.com) divider line 102
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12263 clicks; posted to Main » on 15 Mar 2014 at 12:19 PM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2014-03-15 12:02:24 PM  
So it's a big version of one of these?

Also I thought there had been medical concerns about EMF exposure and this seems to just amp it up.
 
2014-03-15 12:10:15 PM  

Approves  upload.wikimedia.org

 
2014-03-15 12:21:09 PM  
antidisestablishmentarianism:
Also I thought there had been medical concerns about EMF exposure and this seems to just amp it up.


You're unbelievable.
 
2014-03-15 12:22:14 PM  
Cube-square law says this is bullshiat.
 
2014-03-15 12:22:49 PM  
I have tumor reasons this will never mass adoption.
 
2014-03-15 12:23:08 PM  
I'm totally pissed off that they didn't mention Nikola Tesla in the article.
 
2014-03-15 12:24:55 PM  
If it works by throwing out magnetism, what sort of impact will that have on the potential application for computery stuff, that doesn't like being hit by lots of magnetisms?

Stop me if i'm being too technical.
 
2014-03-15 12:25:29 PM  
Induction.   How doth it work?

files.doobybrain.com
 
2014-03-15 12:28:27 PM  
Bah. We put down this evil witchery over a century ago and now it rears its ugly head once again.
 
2014-03-15 12:28:38 PM  

Slaxl: If it works by throwing out magnetism, what sort of impact will that have on the potential application for computery stuff, that doesn't like being hit by lots of magnetisms?

Stop me if i'm being too technical.


I suspect things would need to be shielded with some type of antenna to pass through to the power supply.
 
2014-03-15 12:28:51 PM  
I just got this great new pacemaker, and......ARGHHHHHHH!
 
2014-03-15 12:30:43 PM  
Yeah, I'd love to have a massive transformer coil in my live-in groom.
 
2014-03-15 12:32:15 PM  
"Don't worry about getting zapped: Hall assures that the magnetic fields used to transfer energy are "perfectly safe" -- in fact, they are the same kind of fields used in Wi-Fi routers."
-=-
 Same fields huh. Similar to the field test four girls did with routers and plants?
 
2014-03-15 12:33:43 PM  
I'm totally pissed off that they didn't mention Thomas Edison in the article.
 
2014-03-15 12:35:14 PM  
It certainly is a repeat.

This is not ready for prime time on so many levels.
 
2014-03-15 12:35:31 PM  

Porous Horace: Yeah, I'd love to have a massive transformer coil in my live-in groom.


images.buy4lesstuxedo.com
 
2014-03-15 12:36:03 PM  

Relatively Obscure: I'm totally pissed off that they didn't mention Thomas Edison in the article.


You have to pay to use His name. Made him famous.
 
2014-03-15 12:36:30 PM  

Stoker: "Don't worry about getting zapped: Hall assures that the magnetic fields used to transfer energy are "perfectly safe" -- in fact, they are the same kind of fields used in Wi-Fi routers."
-=-
 Same fields huh. Similar to the field test four girls did with routers and plants?


Maybe.
 
2014-03-15 12:38:11 PM  
Which celebrity will take up the cause from protecting us from this imminent threat to our health?
 
2014-03-15 12:38:14 PM  

Porous Horace: Yeah, I'd love to have a massive transformer coil in my live-in groom.


But how does he feel about it?
 
2014-03-15 12:39:13 PM  
I'm totally pissed off that they didn't mention Michael Faraday in the article.

Get it right people.
 
2014-03-15 12:39:16 PM  
If another coil is brought close, an electrical charge can be generated in it. No wires required.

Wow!  It's so wireless, even the coils are wireless.
 
2014-03-15 12:39:36 PM  
Why do I get the feeling that the same people that will claim that this causes cancer and all sorts of other diseases will also be wearing magnetic bracelets to improve their health?
 
2014-03-15 12:41:29 PM  
I'm totally pissed off that they didn't mention Hans Ørsted in the article.
 
2014-03-15 12:41:45 PM  
And TFA gives no credit to Helen Keller.
 
2014-03-15 12:42:26 PM  
davidszondy.com

Whar hovercar - WHAR???
 
2014-03-15 12:44:18 PM  
This reminds me to invest in tinfoil manufacturing.
 
2014-03-15 12:46:31 PM  
Today is a new clear day to go fishing.
 
2014-03-15 12:48:19 PM  

snocone: It certainly is a repeat.

This is not ready for prime time on so many levels.


Then Again, Maybe I Won't

\obscure?
 
2014-03-15 12:49:51 PM  
Cool tech. Enjoy your cancer.
 
2014-03-15 12:50:09 PM  
I'm totally pissed off they didn't mention Andre-Marie Ampere in the article
 
2014-03-15 12:50:36 PM  
Wake me up when I can get 500-1200 watts wirelessly from 25 feet away.

/wireless hair dryer.
//Wireless microwave
///Wait, the microwave exhibits a problem with using wireless energy transmission.
 
2014-03-15 12:50:41 PM  
 Because energy is so cheap and plentiful that we can afford to throw away half of it for the sake of vanity.
 
2014-03-15 12:51:12 PM  

antidisestablishmentarianism: So it's a big version of one of these?

Also I thought there had been medical concerns about EMF exposure and this seems to just amp it up.


Indeed, I foresee a lot of resistance.
 
2014-03-15 12:54:21 PM  
It's all good until your house rips itself from it's foundations and turns to face North.
 
2014-03-15 12:54:38 PM  

Stoker: "Don't worry about getting zapped: Hall assures that the magnetic fields used to transfer energy are "perfectly safe" -- in fact, they are the same kind of fields used in Wi-Fi routers."
-=-
 Same fields huh. Similar to the field test four girls did with routers and plants?


I'll see your article and raise you one that says some trees actually grow better in strong EM fields:

http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2FBF01387529
 
2014-03-15 12:55:15 PM  
I'm kind of pissed they didn't mention David Hasselhoff in the article.
 
2014-03-15 12:55:39 PM  
ts2.mm.bing.net

Also approves.
 
2014-03-15 12:56:45 PM  
When this lady walks through her town does she pass a creek that looks like pop and ice cream followed by a field full of tires that is always on fire?
 
2014-03-15 12:57:44 PM  

Shocktopus: antidisestablishmentarianism: So it's a big version of one of these?

Also I thought there had been medical concerns about EMF exposure and this seems to just amp it up.

Indeed, I foresee a lot of resistance.


Right? I don't think the human body has the capacitance to live harmonically with those kinds of fields. I don't think the idea will resonate with commercial markets.
 
2014-03-15 12:57:59 PM  
Inverse Square law says 'Uhhh, no.'

There's a reason induction is relegated to the realm of centimeters of usable of distance.

To boot, many devices simply will not work in a field like this which is strong enough to cover a whole house and deliver that much power. Magnetic Hard Drives, Microwaves (in fact that will likely interfere with power transmission elsewhere) Wireless Routers, and much more will simply not work due to the interference. Processors need LOW EMI and this size/strength of field simply jacks up the EMI to beyond tolerable levels for any digital device.

There's a reason we went with wires for power transmission. Efficiency is but one of them.
 
2014-03-15 12:59:52 PM  
FTA: "Katie Hall was shocked the second she saw it..."

i.imgur.com
 
2014-03-15 01:02:11 PM  
There is no way you could induce me into believing that.
 
2014-03-15 01:02:30 PM  

baronbloodbath: I'm totally pissed off that they didn't mention Nikola Tesla in the article.


Tesla wanted to provide electricity for free.

No one in this day and age is going to let that slip out.
 
2014-03-15 01:03:24 PM  
It's safe. I've had magnets strapped to my head for hours now, and never once have I found the pickle turkey in the lemon salad. It's totally checkers. :P
 
2014-03-15 01:04:05 PM  
katievautour.files.wordpress.com
I maybe dead, but my coffee is still hot, and my cell phone never needs to be plugged in.
 
2014-03-15 01:04:24 PM  

Porous Horace: Yeah, I'd love to have a massive transformer coil in my live-in groom.


img.fark.net
 
2014-03-15 01:04:44 PM  

talkertopc: I'm totally pissed off that they didn't mention Michael Faraday in the article.

Get it right people.


Ohm my god, how dare they not talk about him.
 
2014-03-15 01:08:34 PM  
Been done years ago
static.comicvine.com
 
2014-03-15 01:09:40 PM  

HypnozombieX: Because energy is so cheap and plentiful that we can afford to throw away half of it for the sake of vanity.


We're just following California's lead.
 
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