Friday, July 10, 2020

Researchers Convert Wi-Fi to Electricity

Must Read

Digimon Announces Two Online Conventions This Year

Digimon is going to have two online conventions this year. The first happening this month!

Celebrate Nikola Tesla’s Birthday with “Tesla” Advance Screening!

In a perfect world, schoolchildren would learn about the marvelous Wizard of the West, inventor and man...

“Vikings” Last Raid Comes to SDCC 2020 [At Home]

We are heartbroken to type the words "last raid" for one of our absolute favorite shows, HISTORY's...
Kurt Broz
THE Kurt Broz is not just a personality for Nerdbot, but he's also the editor-in-chief and a real live scientist! Born on the snowy shores of Lake Erie in good ol' Cleveland, Ohio, Kurt Broz has been there and back again, now residing in sunny Southern California. You can find THE Kurt Broz in cosplay, buying comics, hiking, and even writing for Nerdbot and WLFK Productions. He may be a child of the 80's but he is certainly a man of the world.

What if you could charge your phone wirelessly… just by being on Wi-Fi AND without a battery?

Image: Next step, Star Trek!

Researchers at MIT – with other scientists – have made a next gen jump by creating a flexible antenna that can charge a mobile device by converting wi-fi energy to electricity. A newly designed rectenna uses Wi-Fi to create an AC current. This is another huge jump towards battery free, continually charged electronics. It isn’t truly free energy, but it’s the closest we’ve gotten.

Related  Galagadon the 'Gamer Shark' Named for Oddly Shaped Teeth

Other exciting possibilities according to Zhang and others include powering devices for medical reasons. These kinds of devices may also transform more household objects into affordable parts of the “internet of all things”. As the paper states, “This work provides a universal energy-harvesting building block that can be integrated with various flexible electronic systems.”

I look forward to my folding iPhone X7 that doesn’t have a battery.

Do you want wireless, battery free charging phones and medical devices? Let Nerdbot know in the comments!

Related  The Tesla Cybertruck is Glorious

Latest News

Digimon Announces Two Online Conventions This Year

Digimon is going to have two online conventions this year. The first happening this month!
Related  Gotham by Gaslight: First Look

Celebrate Nikola Tesla’s Birthday with “Tesla” Advance Screening!

In a perfect world, schoolchildren would learn about the marvelous Wizard of the West, inventor and man out of time, Nikola Tesla,...

“Vikings” Last Raid Comes to SDCC 2020 [At Home]

We are heartbroken to type the words "last raid" for one of our absolute favorite shows, HISTORY's "Vikings." Such a staple and...

Fyre Festival Creator Billy McFarland Tests Positive for COVID-19

The creator of the Fyre Festival has contracted COVID-19 in jail.

“The Batman” TV Series Headed to HBO Max

In a surprise move, HBO Max has given a series commitment to a tv series based on Matt Reeves' upcoming film, "The...

More Articles Like This