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Wireless Power Transmission

  1. Jan 18, 2007 #1
    Nothing new, ofcourse, in principle. Tesla experimented with it many years ago ;)

    It has worked somewhat efficiently on a small scale (see http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/wireless-power.htm)

    The beginning of this article mentions how it is dangerous, but the end says we may need to someday beam lots of power from solar panel satellites and/or a moon base to get some more power to meet growing demands.

    My thoughts are:
    Using microwave frequency EM waves, at very high power levels (even if MIT research gets them to be very directive, instead of spreading out equally in all directions) seems kind of dangerous to me.

    Any thoughts from fellow engineers, physics gurus or hobbyists? :)

    Had to mention the Tesla Roadster:
    http://auto.howstuffworks.com/tesla-roadster2.htm
     
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