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Wireless Electricity.

Wireless power transfer over two-meter distance, from the coil on the left to the coil on the right, where it powers a 60W light bulb. Members of the team that performed the experiment are obstructing the direct line of sight between the coils; front row: Peter Fisher (left) and Robert Moffatt; second row: Marin Soljacic; third row: Andre Kurs (left), John Joannopoulos and Aristeidis Karalis. Photo / Aristeidis Karalis

A team of scientists from MIT demonstrated a way to send electricity through the air, without wires:

Realizing their recent theoretical prediction, they were able to light a 60W light bulb from a power source seven feet (more than two meters) away; there was no physical connection between the source and the appliance. The MIT team refers to its concept as "WiTricity" (as in wireless electricity).

Link - Thanks sickb*stard!

Uuummm... I hate to break this to these brilliant scientist but a Mr. Nicoli Tesla did this back in 1890. Maybe they haven't thought about going to the library and reading something about the history of their trade.

Hey! Maybe next they'll devise some sort of round things that can be attached to an axle to allow man to move heavy things more easily. They could call it... Oh... Let's say a "Wheel?" Duh!
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Steve's right! Tesla did that a hundred years ago and even recently I've seen some geeky websites, where someone did this at home, so I wouldn't say those scientists have done anything special..
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If the MIT kiddies didn't know about or didn't credit Tesla then they need to recieve the WORST GRADE IMMAGINABLE: AN A--
(sorry, couldn't keep from a Futurama reference...)
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Wonder what the side effects are, standing between the coils like that.
Maybe none of them wanted to have kids, anyway.
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