New invention ‘harvests’ electricity from background radiation

New invention 'harvests' electricity from background radiation and could be used to beam power to remote locations or recharge phones wirelessly  Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2493931/New-device-harvests-electricity-background-radiation-like-Wi-Fi.html#ixzz2kMVuytum Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

Could be used to beam power to remote locations or recharge phones wirelessly

  • Device captures microwaves and converts them into electricity

  • Future versions could harvest satellite, sound or Wi-Fi signals

  • Technology could be used to recharge phones without cables or beam electricity to mountaintops

Engineers at Duke University have designed a breakthrough gadget that ‘harvests’ background microwave radiation and converts it into electricity, with the same efficiency as solar panels.

The development, unveiled on Thursday, raises exciting possibilities such as recharging a phone wirelessly and providing power to remote locations that can’t access conventional electricity.

And the researchers say that their inexpensive invention is remarkably versatile. It could be used to capture ‘lost’ energy from a range of sources such as satellite transmissions, sound signals or Wi-Fi. Read More

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