Researchers are wirelessly charging devices by blasting them with lasers

Even the most futuristic of devices start to feel dated when you plug them into charge. Sure, there’s wireless charging, but it’s just plugging in your device without actually plugging it in, right? I mean, you’re still plugging in the mat that it sits on to charge. You know what sounds futuristic? Lasers. Hard Fork? […] [Read More]

Summary… * Machine-Made


Sure, there’s wireless charging, but it’s just plugging in your device without actually plugging it in, right?
A team of scientists recently discovered a way to charge our favorite devices using laser beams.
The power cell harnesses the power of the laser, and charges the phone through the standard charging input.
I wouldn’t expect to see laser charging in the near future — especially with the current device market moving slower than molasses in accepting wireless charging — but, fingers crossed, it could be what’s next.
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Are laser-based charging system (with a rapid-response safety mechanism) on the #Energy #Innovation horizon? #WiTricity #Trend

Source: The Next Web