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CNN: Wireless electricity? It’s here

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Wireless electricity certainly isn’t a new concept, as the concept was demonstrated over 100 years ago by Nikola Tesla. But it has remained just a concept, with no commercial applications.

Now, CNN reports how Katie Hall is leading a team working on a project aiming to deliver of wireless electricity to our homes, using the same technology as in Wi-Fi.

The technology works via a WiTricity as a “core resonator” with which a coil of conductive wire generates a magnetic field when connected to the electric grid, so if another coil is brought close, an electric charge is generated in it. No wires needed.

If according to plan, the project will make smartphones recharge themselves in your pocket and so to the electric car at the driveway.