Nikola Tesla was a pioneer in the quest for creating wireless electricity transmission. He achieved a great milestone by coming up with what is now knows as the Tesla coil, through which he envisioned a world with no tangled wires passing everywhere. All in the name of connecting homes and businesses to the national grid.
Tesla’s idea was to have one tall tower transmitting power – alongside data – to people homes and offices. Users would have only required antennae to tap into the network. His plan never went past the first tower; it later fell down about a 100 years ago.
Well, researchers at the Stanford University have resurrected Tesla’s project and made another milestone improvement to mark a step further in making wireless electricity transmission a reality. The researchers can now direct electricity wirelessly towards a moving object; Tesla’s prototype wireless transmission required both the transmitter and receiver end to be stationary.
Should they (the Stanford researchers) be able to scale their prototype, then we will soon see electric cars charge while in motion. There will be virtually no need for stopping for a charge station …read more