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MIT researchers complete wireless electricity test

MIT researchers complete wireless electricity test

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"MIT research team juices up a 60-watt light bulb using "WiTricity"

The day may be coming when PCs, cell phones and many other devices will be run without a battery or electrical cord.

Last week, an MIT research team announced that it had juiced up a 60-watt light bulb using "WiTricity," the name it has given a wireless electricity source it is developing.

The team generated the WiTricity using two copper coils, one attached to a power source. The power coil emitted a field of magnetism to the unpowered coil, stimulating it to generate a current that powered the light bulb from seven feet away, said Andre Kurs, a graduate student in MIT's physics department who worked on the project."

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Sounds really interesting!

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  • <p>Think this is remotely interesting? &nbsp;Read up on Nikola Tesla. &nbsp;You'll be floored if you haven't heard of him. &nbsp;He was doing something along these lines in the late 1800's.</p>

  • <p>Dr. Nikola Tesla did this at a range of 23 miles about 100 years ago. &nbsp;I don't see him being raved about anywhere nowadays.</p>

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