25 Awarded MacArthur ‘Genius’ Fellowships

Physicist Marin Soljačić is among 25 recipients of the MacArthur Foundation grant, awarded to “people working on the very edge of discovery and people at the edge of a new synthesis” ..

Wireless Energy

The M.I.T. physicist Marin Soljacic found inspiration for his latest invention in the dying batteries of his wife’s cellphone. Every morning around 2 her phone would beep loudly. “One night it occurred to me, wouldn’t it be great if this thing took care of its own charging?” he says. The question was how to transfer…

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Das Ende der Strippe (The End of the Wire)

Ein Preis von 3000 Dollar winkte dem, der es schaffen würde, »einen Luftschiffmotor mit Energie anzutreiben, die durch den Raum übertragen wird«. Der drahtlose Strom sollte 30 Meter überbrücken und eine Leistung von 75 Watt liefern….

Wireless energy promise powers up

Science and technology reporter, BBC News. A clean-cut vision of a future freed from the rat’s nest of cables needed to power today’s electronic gadgets has come one step closer to reality.

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