MIT Team Powers Light Bulb Without Wires

Somewhere Nikola Tesla is smiling.  

MIT Team Powers Light Bulb Without Wires

Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers announced Thursday they had made a 60-watt light bulb glow by sending it energy wirelessly, potentially previewing a future in which cell phones and other gadgets get juice without having to be plugged in.

The breakthrough, disclosed in Science Express, an online publication of the journal Science, is being called “WiTricity” by the scientists.

WiTricity. Cute. I’m guessing the Nintendo version would be WiiTricity.

Still, this is cool. Or it will be if lawsuits alleging cancer risks don’t rule it out.

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