Archive for the ‘Power’ Category

Toyota Prius As A Generator

June 12, 2007

“The Prius, unlike the generator, also has a battery that provides instant, UPS-like power, to your house.  Careful research has shown that most* people would prefer not to go outside to manually pull a cord in the case of a power failure.  The same independent research foundation,** using accepted methods of sampling and polling***, determined that most* people would prefer not to spend money on a big, expensive generator, even if they don’t have to pull on the cord.”


Power via Wireless

June 7, 2007

“Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers made a 60-watt light bulb glow by sending it energy wirelessly – from a device 7 feet away – potentially heralding a future in which cell phones and other gadgets get juice without having to be plugged in.The breakthrough, disclosed Thursday in Science Express, the online publication of the journal Science, is being called “WiTricity” by the scientists.

The concept of sending power wirelessly isn’t new, but its wide-scale use has been dismissed as inefficient because electromagnetic energy generated by the charging device would radiate in all directions.”