24 August 2008

Intel demonstrates wireless power

Intel demonstrated their new technology for wireless transmission of power which uses magnetic induction to transmit power without cables. It showed a power loss of only 25% when lighting a 60 W light bulb over a distance of two feet.

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Intel researcher demonstrating wireless power technology (Photo: Mauricio Freitas)

Using induction for power transfer is an old idea, but if they can develop a practical implementation it is game-changing technology for the computer industry.