Tesla Vindicated

Sort of. It turns out that electricity (sufficient to power household devices) can be safely and effectively transmitted though the air. A group of MIT researchers have successfully transferred electric power wirelessly.

Nikola Tesla, ably played by David Bowie in The Prestige, demonstrated the wireless transmission of energy, including electric power, but suffered public humiliation after the failure of his Wardenclyffe Tower facility (mostly due to a lack of funding).The Tower was to be a telecommunications hub and also demonstrate the feasibility of wireless power transmission over long distances.

BBC story via Lindy.

One Response to “Tesla Vindicated”  

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    Oooh, I hate that frickin’ Edison!!!

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