Wireless Power System Shown Off

A system that can deliver power to devices without the need for wires has been shown off at a hi-tech conference. The technique exploits simple physics and can be used to charge a range of electronic devices over many meters. Eric Giler, chief executive of US firm WiTricity, showed mobile phones and televisions charging wirelessly…

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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. ”

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” ..

TR10: Wireless Power

Technology Review presents 10 technologies that we think are most likely to change the way we live. Physicist Marin Soljačić is working toward a world of wireless electricity…

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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