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WiTricity to bring wireless power in 18 months

Only 117 years after Nikola Tesla
By: Sean Kalinich | Networking News | Posted: Jul 24, 2009 1:48 pm

Wireless power is going to be a big buzz word now that there is actually a company dedicated to bringing this to you. The new company is an off-shoot of a project at MIT that researched this for two years.


The company will be call WiTricity using a clever truncation of the words WiFi and Electricity. The concept is fairly simple in explanation if not in execution. To wirelessly power your devices they will use a form of magnetic induction to send power through the air to charge your goodies.


Intel is also working on this as a project although WiTricity could have it commercially viable in a few as 18 months. If this sounds fast to you, bear in mind that Nikola Tesla demonstrated this in 1893 on low power light bulbs. So it has only taken us about one hundred and seventeen years to implement; possibly the longest R&D time frame in the history of science.


WiTricity to bring wireless power in 18 months


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