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Would You Use Wireless Electricity?


This week a group of researchers - ahem, major geeks - from Massachusetts Institute of Technology announced that they made a 60-watt light bulb light up by sending it energy wirelessly.

The project is being hailed as a preview of a future where cellphones and other gadgets will get juice without having to be plugged in. Scientists are calling the breakthrough "WiTricity" as in "Wireless+Electricity" and while they acknowledge that it will take a lot of tweaking and likely a few years until it could be made available to the public, the possibilities are really exciting.

So far, the MIT crew has lit a 60-watt bulb that was 7 feet away from the power-generating appliance. So what do you think? Would you use wireless electricity to charge your cell phone or gadgets?

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