A story in the SMH has popped up on new research out of MIT into the use of electromagnetic resonance to power devices. Initial testing has led to powering a 60 watt light bulb at a range of two metres.
They are aiming for greater efficiency and range, but see maximum ranges keeping the wireless range to "not extending beyond a room or factory floor". Marin Soljacic, Physics professor at MIT who has been working on this project for years, says:
The technology is almost at the point where it could be used for a practical application.
Woah! I won't be disappointed if it is one room only! That would be HEAVEN! I know my wife would love to see all these damn power cables hit the road.
They're calling it 'Witricity'. I think they need a better name.
Some shocking news about wireless electricity [SMH]
Thanks to Jake Heath for flicking the tip!