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Date: 06/09/07 02:06 AM

112 Responses to Wireless Electricity

  1. Profile photo of pat125
    pat125 Male 18-29
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    June 8, 2007 at 3:36 pm
    Link: Wireless Electricity - You`ll never have to hook your cellphone or iPod up to a charger again.
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    philitup23 Male 18-29
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    June 8, 2007 at 3:46 pm
    really interesting...cant wait for that to come into effect in homes around the world
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    haxxorz Male 13-17
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    June 9, 2007 at 2:08 am
    HUZZAH NO MORE CORDS
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    pahaha Male 13-17
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    June 9, 2007 at 2:12 am
    i`m pretty sure this is the first step to robots taking over the world.
    cords are just so limiting when you`re trying to capture humans and harness their energy.
    effin aye son.
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    Gh4z Male 18-29
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    June 9, 2007 at 2:20 am
    Hm that`s neat. I wonder if it`s even possible to run 230v without attracting metal to the ceiling, lol.

    There`s one flaw to this system, if you`re too far away, you won`t be able to make the full 230v but only a part of that, since it seems to work with electromagnetic induction.

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    dynapyre Male 18-29
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    June 9, 2007 at 2:21 am
    I KNEW IT COULD HAPPEN! that`s so cool :-D
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    ggolbez Male 18-29
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    June 9, 2007 at 2:22 am
    This technology has been around for hundreds of years. It`s called a Transformer (not changing robots). Nothing new, this just has a broader range.
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    irule40 Male 13-17
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    June 9, 2007 at 2:28 am
    I like these nutz. Yeah.
  9. Profile photo of AtomicMuffin
    AtomicMuffin Male 13-17
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    June 9, 2007 at 2:39 am
    Yeah they`re called batteries...
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    absolutmofo Female 18-29
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    June 9, 2007 at 2:43 am
    I don`t see whats wrong with cords. Tripping over them is what makes them fun.
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    MechBFP Male 18-29
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    June 9, 2007 at 2:45 am
    Ya... too bad thats gonna be HORRIBLY INEFFICIENT if it even works at all. (which I highly doubt)
    GG for being stupid people.
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    rockangel249 Female 13-17
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    June 9, 2007 at 2:54 am
    electricity throughout the house ?

    god forbid you take a bath ....
    :|

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    lestat221 Male 18-29
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    June 9, 2007 at 2:55 am
    wow, way to be a pessimist... Jeez... Anyways, it sounds interesting to me, I hope I`m still alive to see it implemented.
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    artfulartist Female 18-29
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    June 9, 2007 at 3:31 am
    the end is near......the end of plugs that is! woohoo!
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    cmanatlan Male 13-17
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    June 9, 2007 at 4:00 am
    I had this idea in 7th grade!!! It was glasses that make you feel like you are in the t.v. when the show is happening. One of the glasses abilities was to get electricity wirelessly from the tv.
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    Luke013 Male 13-17
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    June 9, 2007 at 4:09 am
    You could get free energy from your neighbours!
  17. Profile photo of Pabasa
    Pabasa Male 18-29
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    June 9, 2007 at 4:11 am
    It is indeed amazing, that electricty can be passed in a large distance, but the downside is that you waste a lot of that energy from those waves not reaching its target.

    It`s a good idea (cables ftl), but it might take a few more decades before they can make it optimum.

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    anderclown Male 18-29
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    June 9, 2007 at 4:12 am
    Oh God, I want that so bad! How long do I have to wait fot this?!?!?!Agcgghhh! Can`t stand the suspense!!!!!
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    Rofl_Ryan Male 13-17
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    June 9, 2007 at 4:48 am
    Do people beieve anything thats on the internet?
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    I_like_quiz Male 18-29
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    June 9, 2007 at 4:54 am
    uh, could it possibly be harmful to health? ya know like the whole house like a microwave or something? I dunno.

    ...
    ...

    It`s shooped. I can tell from seeing some shooped whoops in my time.

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    luke182 Male 18-29
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    June 9, 2007 at 5:19 am
    very interesting. I`ve sometimes wondered about transmitting energy wirelessly. i always thought i was dumb for thinking it could be possible. guess i was wrong hey? lol.
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    happydude Male 13-17
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    June 9, 2007 at 5:26 am
    DUDE! thats cool..
  23. Profile photo of blue_mess
    blue_mess Male 13-17
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    June 9, 2007 at 5:44 am
    I`ve always dreamed of something like this, and it has come! :D
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    vatroslav Male 13-17
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    June 9, 2007 at 5:50 am
    Yay a Croat Made it... IN UR FACE
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    azacam Male 40-49
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    June 9, 2007 at 5:52 am
    poor nicky, insulted even in his grave.
    why dont people know about nikola tesla?
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    SerFox Male 18-29
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    June 9, 2007 at 6:00 am
    I`ve always doubted this possible, but since WiFi, I`ve been wondering if it were actually ossible, moreso hoping though, and this is a sure sign it`s possible, but a lot of stuff would have to change. Not as simple as they make it. A lot of electrical goods would become redundant. Which says abd things for my expensive synths and workstation. I mean, I wouldn`t trust electricity wandering through the air either. It could react to anything, it could be a health risk of some sort, and mopreso it`d fry most circuit boards unless this `non radiative` electricity doesn`t do that, but electricity is electricity...
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    Bajatar Female 40-49
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    June 9, 2007 at 6:12 am
    They forgot two more labels:
    - "Inexplicable tumors would go up 25%." (pointing to her head)
    - "Electricity bills would go up 200%." (poiting to her purse)
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    omgwtfbbqhax Male 13-17
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    June 9, 2007 at 6:14 am
    Yet another innovative idea that`s not going to get off the ground because of greedy corporations.
    "What if people steal your power?"
    "What about all the cord factory workers?"
    "what about babies getting cancer?"
    Thats what I`m looking forward to
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    takerrules Male 18-29
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    June 9, 2007 at 6:27 am
    What about bathing =/ surely people would be electrocuted...:-|
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    SpoonFork Male 30-39
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    June 9, 2007 at 6:31 am
    So we`re going to have more drating waves going through our bodies?
  31. Profile photo of dust_monkey
    dust_monkey Male 18-29
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    June 9, 2007 at 6:53 am
    this is basicly wifi supercharged, very risky imo as if the power will decrease by 4 every meter you move away so basicly increasing your leccy bill by 16-64 times imo( woo ), also it would mess up any thingy that uses electromagnetism to store information. yay all my files on my laptop are gone. nice idea but too many draw backs, coreds / batterys are fine imo.
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    teph2112 Male 13-17
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    June 9, 2007 at 7:05 am
    the end of the plug?
    more bs by the media
    i`ll be dead b4 this hits the market
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    DrewK Male 30-39
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    June 9, 2007 at 7:07 am
    People will be stealing your electricity like the steal wireless internet.
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    rofl-sockz13 Male 13-17
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    June 9, 2007 at 7:17 am
    How far will it travel? im not gonna pay my bills and find the neighbours are making me pay for their lawn-mowers and shiz
  35. Profile photo of Baalthazaq
    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
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    June 9, 2007 at 7:52 am
    This doesn`t fill your house with raw electricity, shooting lightning around your house like the tesla coils from Red Alert. It`s converting the electricity into a different form of energy.

    Sort of like a lightbulb changes the electricity into light, you`re not going to be electrocuted in the bath by the light coming from the bulb just because it`s an "electric" lightbulb.

    As for stealing, it depends how they do it but, they`re saying it has a 9 ft range, not the ~100ft range of wifi transmitters.

    Also, think about exactly what they`re stealing when they log on to your wireless network. If this is continuously pumping out a static amount of energy, all they`re doing is using the waste surely?

    I.e. If the neighbours are listening to your radio through the walls, they are not stealing your sound. Your bills don`t go up, it doesn`t get quieter for you.

  36. Profile photo of patriotpappy
    patriotpappy Male 50-59
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    June 9, 2007 at 8:00 am
    I won`t be holding my breath anytime soon.
  37. Profile photo of bumblecock
    bumblecock Male 18-29
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    June 9, 2007 at 8:40 am
    Sounds like a good way to get cancer.
  38. Profile photo of sunwavewind
    sunwavewind Female 18-29
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    June 9, 2007 at 8:59 am
    It looks cool but wouldn`t it waste electricity?
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    Bert10099 Male 13-17
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    June 9, 2007 at 9:04 am
    I`m sure this won`t affect pacemakers...
  40. Profile photo of MVH1015
    MVH1015 Male 13-17
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    June 9, 2007 at 9:38 am
    i found a flaw.... what happens if the off button breaks while it is on. that happened to my fan but it had a plug i could unplug.
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    vladthewolf Male 18-29
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    June 9, 2007 at 9:48 am
    This proves that MIT is still a valuable asset. And that they provide diplomas in fields other than cart pushing (Gordan Freeman) =3
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    modernbenoni Male 70 & Over
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    June 9, 2007 at 9:55 am
    It just creates a powerful magnet, all the metal crap would fly at it...
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    caboose117 Male 13-17
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    June 9, 2007 at 10:04 am
    i assume in order to pass electric currents through air, it costs a heck of a lot more, and it probably has potential dangers too. but it`s a nice idea, and i`m seeing a lot happening in the near future...
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    larajunky Female 40-49
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    June 9, 2007 at 10:20 am
    uh ... I don`t even know what to say. I am just laughing at some of the comments like :
    ----> "Sounds like a good way to get cancer"
    ----> "poor nicky, insulted even in his grave.
    why dont people know about nikola tesla?"
    I like the last one best because its so true. Tesla had a much better idea.
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    June 9, 2007 at 10:27 am
    nah, theyve known about this for ages...
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    jacobdylan11 Male 13-17
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    June 9, 2007 at 10:29 am
    this cant be real because where does it complete the circuit? everyone knows that electricity can only be done if there is a circuit.
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    Skyira Female 18-29
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    June 9, 2007 at 10:40 am
    soooo if your out of the shower and your all soking wet do you get electricuted?
  48. Profile photo of robock
    robock Male 18-29
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    June 9, 2007 at 11:04 am
    after just reading a lot on that subject i can say that for sure you wont get electrocuted. They did not light up the lightbulb just like that with electricity thru the air. What they did is: using a coil, convert deadly electricity to something safe. send those harmless wave thru the air. Those wave hit a coil that convert it back to electricity. That electricity is sent to the lightbulb that is physicly wired to the receiving coil.

    So as long as you don`t connect the receiver to the bath, the electricity will not be wirelessly sent to the bath.

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    Niyou77 Male 13-17
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    June 9, 2007 at 11:15 am
    Didn`t Tesla come up with the SAME idea?
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    jdf2k7 Male 13-17
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    June 9, 2007 at 11:19 am
    it aint that cool

    what wrong with wires and your electricity bills are gonna be massive

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    endymion Male 18-29
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    June 9, 2007 at 11:23 am
    Yeah, and then we`ll transform a chair into something weightless and teleport it through air =D. Seriously... why is it that anyone believes anything on the internet? Anyone with a college-level knowledge of physics would understand why this won`t work. Nature has already come up with a way of wireless electricity of it`s own: Thunderstorms. Human body has a better conductivity quotient than oxygen, so... electricity would much easier go through the human body than it would through the air in your house.

    I don`t think people understand how tension is lost when an electric field is created. You can have an electric field throug point A and point B, but all electric waves would go through everything standing in between A and B.


    And even if they manage to turn electricity into some unknown form of energy, easy to transmit through air, you`ll still have to plug something into electric devices to transform it back to electricity :)

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    Piroteknix Male 18-29
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    June 9, 2007 at 11:38 am
    There was a question about this on YouThink, but now I can`t find it. It was basically the exact same as this article.
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    someone? Male 13-17
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    June 9, 2007 at 11:44 am
    I have always thought greatly of the idea of wireless electricity ;d this is an awesome discovery
  54. Profile photo of MetalicDemon
    MetalicDemon Male 18-29
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    June 9, 2007 at 11:44 am
    but why?
  55. Profile photo of XxSpeedy
    XxSpeedy Male 13-17
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    June 9, 2007 at 11:59 am
    the fat get fatter
  56. Profile photo of MapleFr3ak
    MapleFr3ak Male 13-17
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    June 9, 2007 at 11:59 am
    Everyone, we are now in the future.
    But there may be some health problems and side effects. They should check it more carefully before marketing.
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    nicole_xo Female 13-17
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    June 9, 2007 at 12:24 pm
    Does not look safe.
  58. Profile photo of jimid
    jimid Male 13-17
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    June 9, 2007 at 12:30 pm
    Why is everyone going on about Cancer? Cancers are caused by ionising radiation, not electrons and such.
  59. Profile photo of 23scadu
    23scadu Male 18-29
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    June 9, 2007 at 12:37 pm
    Is having a powerful electromagnetic field around your home healthy for you?
  60. Profile photo of Baalthazaq
    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
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    June 9, 2007 at 12:50 pm
    According to gulf news, they`re managing to have 45% efficiency. That`s actually not half bad, but still not marketable. They want it up to ~90% before they try selling it.
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    ImaginaryN Male 18-29
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    June 9, 2007 at 1:19 pm
    For all the people who doubt the concept that this works on, (conductivity quotient, wtf!), look up `inductance` on howstuffworks. We`re not talking about zapping pure electricity through the air, we`re talking about magnetic fields, which pass thru everything, including people, more or less, without hindrance and without any affect to non-metalic objects.

    A coil which is fed with elctricity, from a wire, spews out an electromagnetic field,like this. . This field, if stable, exists quite comfortably (in this case filling a whole room), not interracting with anything, for as long as you feed the coil with electricity.

    But if the magnetic field interacts with another metal coil u bring in to the room, this new coil will draw some of the energy from the field--- If u feed a coil with a magnetic field, it spews electricity back out, (a reverse of what happened to the fi

  62. Profile photo of ImaginaryN
    ImaginaryN Male 18-29
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    June 9, 2007 at 1:22 pm
    , (a reverse of what happened to the first coil), in to a wire, so you can use it.

    I just dont see how they can make it anywhere near 90% efficient! im suprised that they say it can be 45% efficient! How does it not waste electricity alllllllllllllllllllllllll the time its in use?

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    drummerboy33 Male 13-17
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    June 9, 2007 at 1:34 pm
    this idea would be the most inefficient way of using electricity ever invented any one that wants it had better be ready for 6 figure electricity bills. also there is no way of controlling the field so you could get free power from your neighbours if you stand close enough
  64. Profile photo of ShadeSlayer
    ShadeSlayer Male 13-17
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    June 9, 2007 at 1:39 pm
    I`ve always wondered about this. But, wouldn`t the waves traveling through the air harm you? Maybe not immediate damage, but think about the long term effects, if you had electric waves traveling through your body 24/7.
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    EVIL_PERSON Female 70 & Over
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    June 9, 2007 at 1:40 pm
    bwahahah they quoted an internet forum. now i wonder how reliable this article is.

    }-) evil person

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    LaChica Female 18-29
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    June 9, 2007 at 1:56 pm
    I just want wireless headphones. And not those huge big ear covering things.
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    Kaentae Male 18-29
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    June 9, 2007 at 2:03 pm
    It works also by using resonant frequencies (the same thing that made the millenium bridge in London wobble.

    This from the BBC News website:

    "1: Power from mains to antenna, which is made of copper
    2: Antenna resonates at a frequency of 6.4MHz, emitting electromagnetic waves
    3: `Tails` of energy from antenna `tunnel` up to 5m (16.4ft)
    4: Electricity picked up by laptop`s antenna, which must also be resonating at 6.4MHz. Energy used to re-charge device
    5: Energy not transferred to laptop re-absorbed by source antenna. People/other objects not affected as not resonating at 6.4MHz."

    It`s like how when you can break a glass with sound. The sound must reach the same frequency as the resonant frequency of the glass before it will break. The sound doesn`t break anything but the glass, and this would be the same principal, but with magnetic fields and such.

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    cargasm Male 18-29
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    June 9, 2007 at 2:05 pm
    it wont cause cancer... there is already electricity all around you its called flaux... basicly the same forces from a magnet.. put curent through a coil of wire and u get the flaux put another coil in that flaux field and it generates a current (wireless electricity) ever see a tesla coil (not the one from red alert that zaps and kills people) but the real thing.. big coil huge amount of power bring a light bulb near it and it glows.. ya thats basicly what this is.. nicoli (sp) tesla tried to do it hundreds of years ago but it never worked because it took way to much energy. this is nothing new. and no it wouldnt electrocute you when ur in the bath tub the coil would be insulated so the onlyway to transfer the electricity wirelessly would be to a coil of wire.. it wont go into the water.. enless u have a coil of un insulated wire in the tub with you.
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    Trucast Male 18-29
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    June 9, 2007 at 2:20 pm
    Caution: May cause cancer of the Mouth, Head, Eyes, body, breasts, throat, lungs and testicles.
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    shizzamX Female 18-29
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    June 9, 2007 at 2:46 pm
    i think it will be a really long time until this is acctually released. seems like it could have a lot of problems. but it`s still cool :]
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    bumblecock Male 18-29
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    June 9, 2007 at 2:56 pm
    I`m buying this as soon as they start making anti-cancer pills.
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    Korrente Male 13-17
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    June 9, 2007 at 3:06 pm
    Can I be the first to yell SHOPPED! ? I hope no one else has. But really, I thought they`ve had this stuff for a long time? I remember reading something about it a long time ago in a magazine or on TV or something.
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    perigee Male 18-29
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    June 9, 2007 at 3:55 pm
    The article seems to be suggesting that power transformers work using electromagnetic radiation, which is odd seeing as they don`t.

    This is a well established concept, but I`m surprised it works over such distances. It must also make a pretty powerful field, or employ some form of physics that I`m not privy to.

    Btw, it wouldn`t be terribly harmful since it`s not all different from the magnetic field that the Earth generates (somehow), whose deflection of cosmic rays is rather useful for the function of living things.

    I wonder if the magnetic field would deflect the rays of our beloved wireless networks? Or maybe use it to levitate your keys, erase the magnetic strip and chip on your credit card and electrocute your tooth fillings?

  74. Profile photo of RyanF701
    RyanF701 Male 18-29
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    June 9, 2007 at 4:24 pm
    "
    Do people beieve anything thats on the internet?"

    This concept of "beieveing" in things confuses and angers me.

    I WILL DECIMATE YOU.

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    RyanF701 Male 18-29
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    June 9, 2007 at 4:26 pm
    lol @ all these people afraid of it causing cancer.

    The only thing that causes cancer is existing.

    Everyone who has ever had cancer has existed.

    There ya` go.

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    DoughnutBoy Male 13-17
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    June 9, 2007 at 5:18 pm
    how many cases of cancer will this induce?
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    FlowrPowr10 Female 13-17
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    June 9, 2007 at 6:43 pm
    What about pacemakers?
  78. Profile photo of patriotpappy
    patriotpappy Male 50-59
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    June 9, 2007 at 7:37 pm
    cargasm - "there is already electricity all around you its called flaux... basicly the same forces from a magnet.. put curent through a coil of wire and u get the flaux put another coil in that flaux field..."

    Do you mean "flux"? (a. the rate of flow of fluid, particles, or energy. b. a quantity expressing the strength of a field of force in a given area.)

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    etdouglas Male 30-39
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    June 9, 2007 at 7:55 pm
    It will most likely cause cancer. Cancer rates are much higher for people living close to energy-radiating power lines. I wouldn`t want it in my house.
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    R_U_Kidding Male 18-29
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    June 9, 2007 at 8:18 pm
    Far out!! Regardless of how well it works.

    Dr Soljacic said: "When my son was about three years old, we visited his grandparents` house. They had a 20-year-old phone and my son picked up the handset asking, `Dad, why is this phone attached with a cord to the wall?` That is the mindset of a child growing up in a wireless world."

    OH GOD I`M OLD!!!! ;-()

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    rpm2004 Male 18-29
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    June 9, 2007 at 8:49 pm
    This is some straight up Tesla poo...I hope the earth doesn`t crack in half.
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    caboose117 Male 13-17
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    June 9, 2007 at 9:38 pm
    meh, w/e it is, it probably won`t work too well... and who knows if it is real? the internet has given people lots of crap nyway
  83. Profile photo of SpoonFork
    SpoonFork Male 30-39
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    June 9, 2007 at 11:03 pm
    "lol @ all these people afraid of it causing cancer.
    The only thing that causes cancer is existing.

    Everyone who has ever had cancer has existed.

    There ya` go."

    Does this apply to rape, also?

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    Cy Male 18-29
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    June 9, 2007 at 11:24 pm
    This is new? Nikola Tesla had this idea nearly a hundred years ago.
  85. Profile photo of Baalthazaq
    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
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    June 10, 2007 at 12:28 am
    Ok, stop with the Nikola Tesla. Yes he had a similar idea, the article even says it`s an old idea. The difference is the refinements they`ve built into it.

    Surprised you`re not sitting there going "What? Energy without wires?! Grugmug the caveman came up with this in 8000BC, it`s called FIRE people! Why is this new?!"

    Reading through the article again, (and the one in Gulf news), I`m still not seeing how they`re getting 45% efficiency.

    "The concept of sending power wirelessly isn`t new, but it`s widescale use has been dismissed as inefficient because EM energy ... would radiate in all directions. Last Autumn though Soljacic explained how to do the power transfer with specially tuned waves".

    To me that`s not equating to 45% efficient. (By the way, the receivers are currently 2 feet wide).

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    xxminglexx Female 18-29
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    June 10, 2007 at 12:35 am
    One word: carcinogen. Somehow. Everything`s a carcinogen nowadays.
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    idolmonkey Female 18-29
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    June 10, 2007 at 1:09 am
    I thought it was impossible... I guess not. I hope I live long enough to see it actually take over... when it`s affordable, has minimal health risks, and efficient.
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    Accurs3ds0ul Male 13-17
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    June 10, 2007 at 1:24 am
    I`ve always known EMF`s would come in handy.
    Now people wont be able to track ghosts!!
    MWAHAHA!
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    Ron_Burgundy Male 18-29
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    June 10, 2007 at 1:39 am
    Uhhh...kinda cool, but doesn`t that mean that all the lights in your room would be on as long as that thing is on? Considering you turn them off by breaking the connection through the wire....you can`t really do that with this thing. I guess you could turn the thing off, but then you wouldn`t be able to power anything at all.
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    badmamajama Male 13-17
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    June 10, 2007 at 1:52 am
    actually this idea is very old. a man named nicola tesla had this same idea back when electricity was first being experimented with
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    sulu Male 18-29
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    June 10, 2007 at 3:35 am
    Sure, Tesla had the same sort of idea. But he had a couple of big problems. First, Tesla coils are really loud. Second they can be kind of dangerous due to the high voltage. Third.. and perhaps more important..you can`t make money off it. If you broadcast power for free over large areas, ( think wi-fi) how are you going to make money charging people for electricity of you can get it for free? But they sure are cool to watch....zap!
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    kidcomeback Male 18-29
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    June 10, 2007 at 7:25 am
    lol i bet half of those people who are posting about the cancer smoke cigarettes.
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    unknownbeing Male 13-17
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    June 10, 2007 at 9:59 am
    life is getting so easy...
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    SPrinkZ Male 18-29
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    June 10, 2007 at 12:54 pm
    So many stupid people in here...and people who claim to understand physics...

    What is up with morons making claims? Let`s see...a person with a doctorate, and then a bunch of `know-it-all` high-schoolers. Who should I trust?

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    SPrinkZ Male 18-29
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    June 10, 2007 at 12:56 pm
    "Reading through the article again, (and the one in Gulf news), I`m still not seeing how they`re getting 45% efficiency."

    Does anyone else like the personal incredulity fallacy?

    How many of you really did go to school--honestly?

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    Accurs3ds0ul Male 13-17
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    June 10, 2007 at 1:20 pm
    Heaven forbid if people actually attempt to READ things =O.

    "Won`t you be electrocuted?"
    No. It is an EMF with modification so that anything not programmed to does not absorb them.

    "Didn`t Tesla come up with the same idea?"
    Yes. The writer says this theory/idea/whatever hs been around for centuries, he just modified so it was not dangerous in a house.

    Next time, try actually reading the god damn thing before you post, dippoos.

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    Accurs3ds0ul Male 13-17
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    June 10, 2007 at 1:22 pm
    Also,
    "Wouldn`t your neighbors steal electricity?"
    If any, very slightly, and that`s only in apartments. The range dies at about 9 feet. So no. they most likely would not.

    "Your electricity bill would be through the roof!"
    Isn`t that why they are developing cheaper ways to produce electrical energy??

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    Accurs3ds0ul Male 13-17
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    June 10, 2007 at 1:24 pm
    Seriously, if everyone had half a brain, our world would not be in a constant turmoil.
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    Accurs3ds0ul Male 13-17
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    June 10, 2007 at 1:26 pm
    Oh yes,
    "Won`t this cause cancer?"
    Not necessarily, because these waves will not be as absorbed as other types.
    And the only reason people are dying from cancer is because we are fighting off almost every disease, and people need to die somehow.
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    Dracor Male 13-17
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    June 10, 2007 at 1:44 pm
    hehehehe quad post...
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    thecranberry Male 18-29
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    June 10, 2007 at 4:35 pm
    people on here are such pussys. when the hell did magnets start causing cancer? wtf is wrong with you drattards? its not gamma radiation, its an electric field! jesus, everyone is scared of their own shadows these days. OMG I MIGHT DIE AT 70 AND MISS ALL THE FUN OF DYING SLOWLY IN A NURSING HOME ALL ALONE BECAUSE EVERYONE I LOVE IS DEAD. GOD HAVE MERCY!
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    Liquidglass Male 18-29
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    June 10, 2007 at 5:42 pm
    I`d stick with Tesla`s stuff, works better.

    No reason to stop with praising Tesla`s more efficient and effective ideas, you don`t seem to stop with your pointless rants.

    They`ve also made leaps in transferring energy by waves on the light spectrum, kind of like IR, except power.

    -an the way people would get charged will probably work like wifi. You pay for a certain amount to be broadcast over a certain space. And if you want to charge people using it, then the machine they`re using will identify itself when using the power (again like wifi).

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    Maelstrom_x Male 18-29
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    June 10, 2007 at 6:05 pm
    That`s kinda cool, but I can only imagine that you couldn`t generate much power from it. I doubt it`d run a laptop... Then again, they`re getting paid to invent this stuff, not me, so that tells you what I know... >.>
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    flambore Male 40-49
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    June 10, 2007 at 10:06 pm
    And 25 years later everyone will be dying of cancer...
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    Contrast Female 13-17
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    June 11, 2007 at 8:07 pm
    Wtf...this isn`t anything new.
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    Feildin Male 18-29
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    June 11, 2007 at 9:29 pm
    Agreed extremely old tech, Nikola Tesla utilized variations of his "Air Core Transformer" more commonly known as a Tesla Coil, to create the same effect. These did not throw of the sparks like his other versions. As for neighbors stealing it, if small ones are utilized the range is extremely limited, or of course you could always turn the house into a faraday cage, which would add some cost to construction but not exorbinate. As for the field interaction with living creatures, well there hasn`t been a lot of study there. All in all its an interesting use of Tesla`s work. I have a feeling the "breakthrough" line was used by the paper to catch the readers attention, I seriously doubt the Dr. used that wording.
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    Exmortis Male 13-17
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    June 12, 2007 at 10:46 pm
    There is no way this wont cause some kinda of cancer...
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    mrMongoose Male 18-29
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    June 13, 2007 at 3:58 am
    If this has the kind of range they`re expecting, then the distance between the two sides of a loop in any electrical circuit will be negligible compared to the distance from the transmitting coil. When the feild is applied, currents will be induced in both sides of the loop simultaneously, but acting in opposing directions within the loop and the difference between the two will be negligible. The only way to make this feasible is by either moving the loop extremely close to the transmitter so that the loop size is large compared to the distance between the two, or increasing the loop size to get the same effect. I`m assuming people don`t want 6 feet long mobile phones for example and reducing the range to a usable one defeats the object as if it`s going to be placed a few centimetres away, then a simple contact arrangement as seen in a cordless phone charger housing would be far more efficient. For effective wireless electricity, you should just put a solar cell on your lamp.
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    StaleEyez Male 13-17
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    June 19, 2007 at 7:53 pm
    IT`S ABOUT TIME!!! I`m always tripping.
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    RotogenRay Male 18-29
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    June 28, 2007 at 10:44 am
    Wow yall are dumb.
    I`ve built a tesla coil. This is a rip off from Nikola Tesla. They`re presenting it as new tecnology when it`s been around over 100 years.

    a few things to address-
    1) the frequency of the radiated energy will not allow you to be `electrocuted` in the classical sense. However, while most of the power should travel around your body (look up the `skin effect`) nasy RF burns are still possible.

    For an "in home" application, this is really not nessicary. Tesla tried to implement a system to provide power across the atlantic, the Wardenclyffe tower was supposedly a giant tesla coil, but there was evidince that tesla was aiming at something much bigger.

    And before anyone harps on about cancer and ionizing radiation and cancer they really ought to do their homework. Electrons can ionize atoms as well as light can.

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    RotogenRay Male 18-29
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    June 28, 2007 at 10:45 am


    and this is my tesla coil...
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    GenNutcase8D Male 18-29
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    July 6, 2007 at 5:01 pm
    hmm interesting but wouldnt there be a problem with the energy that it is expelling interfering with other electronical devices like bionic hearts and other artificial organs that are sensitive to electronic interferience?....and what about the cost of the electric bill..if it was on all the time t would run the bill up..and if you could turn it off and off wouldnt that kind of defeat the purpose of having it to provide power?

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