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TED Global 2009: Eric Giler Demonstrates Wireless Electricity

Eric Giler wants to untangle our wired lives with cable-free electric power. Here, he covers what this sci-fi tech offers, and demos MIT’s breakthrough version, WiTricity — a near-to-market invention that may soon recharge your cell phone, car, pacemaker.

Wireless Electricity is Here (Seriously)

Though WiTricity uses two coils — one powered, one not, just like eCoupled’s system — it differs radically in the following way: Soljačić’s coils don’t have to be close to each other to transfer energy. Instead, they depend on so-called magnetic resonance. Like acoustical resonance, which allows an opera singer to break a glass across…

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Electricity Unplugged

“In the near future, wireless electricity could replace the ubiquitous power cable. WiTricity co-founder, Aristeidis Karalis, looks at a revolutionary new way of transmitting power without wires. ”

MSN: CES 2009 – Wireless Electricity

Wireless electricity, meaning electricity powering your device or appliance with no cord plugged into the wall, is a reality. Paul Hochman visits three companies pioneering wireless technology and explains how it works.

Wireless Power Electrifies CES

“Perhaps the most promising wireless power technology is on display in a private suite high in the Venetian hotel tower. It’s the latest iteration of WiTricity, the Watertown, Mass.-based brainchild of MIT physicist Marin Soljačić.”

The Power to Overcome a Bad Economy

In a brick building in Watertown where men’s suits were once made, Eric Giler is running a company that seems to be defying the gravity of the current economic morass….

Giler Charged Up to be WiTricity CEO

Stealthy wireless power developer WiTricity Corp. in Watertown has hired Brooktrout Technology Inc. co-founder and former Groove Mobile Inc. CEO Eric Giler as chief executive, adding a business presence to the company’s heralded MIT research team….

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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