Nokia developing phone that recharges itself without mains electricity

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by Blue Velvet, Jun 10, 2009.

  1. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Pretty nifty. 3-5 years away perhaps.


    http://www.technologyreview.com/communications/22764/


    http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2009/jun/10/nokia-mobile-phone
     
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  3. zap2 macrumors 604

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    nice...lease it out and I'll be a very very happy camper!
     
  4. weckart macrumors 68040

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    It sounds like an inefficient way of feeding power to a device. I wonder what the overhead is? Anything that gets rid of the mess of power cables is fine by me, though.

    Cue complaints from people who claim to get headaches from overhead power lines, radio masts etc.
     
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    I remember I wrote an essay on Nikola Tesla back in primary school. Too bad the guy ran out of money.

    This is a secondary, free source of power. If it gets me anything like 20% extra power it's definitely welcome.

    I know this might sound rather stupid, but would this like block data transmission in a LoS of a device?
     
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