Nokia developing phone that recharges itself without mains electricity

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  1. Sankari

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    Good old Nokia, leading the way with yet another hardware innovation:

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    I really hope this goes commercial.
     
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    from the article
    "Radio frequency power falls off exponentially with distance," he says. Earlier this year researchers at Intel and the University of Washington, in Seattle, showed that they could power a small sensor using a TV signal 4.1 kilometres away."

    Good old Intel and Uni Washington doing it first.
     
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    That's awesome! Should be interesting!
     
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    What does this have to do with Android?
     
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    No. Good old Intel and Uni Washington finally catching up to a technology Nokia developed four years ago.

    Article from March this year:

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    Oops, wrong forum. Should be Science or Mobile Phones & Devices.
     
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    Mind Blown. This is great work from Nokia and technology!
     
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    on the other hand maybe it's time to turn off all the electrics, i'd wear a tinfoil hat to keep these waves out but i just found out it is actually made out of aluminium and aluminium gives you alzheimer's disease.
     
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    Can you just pop it in the microwave for 30 seconds for a full recharge? That'd be cool (and quick).
     
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    Relevant - would be very cool if it becomes a product! :)
     
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    The tech would be pretty awesome and could easily put nokia back on top.

    I wonder though what the impact of widespread adoption would be for transmitter effectiveness though - if you are collecting energy from radio waves you're going to be absorbing them and stopping them from further transmission. Could it possibly lead to scenarios where if a whole bunch of these airwave charging phones together would lead to an impaired reception issue?

    Very hot actually :lol:
     
  11. oculi

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    you can, as usual apple has already invented this before you even thought of it

    http://i.imgur.com/t5ntEzG.jpg
     
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    Came in here expecting watch style motion power, leaving impressed
     
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    I think the funny was lost in translation to you Fortigurn... :rolleyes:

    Also, Tesla FTW.
     
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    , it's a joke, except really stupid people actually tried it, there was a spate of calls to applecare, it was damn funny :D

    edit, so, of several million phones in say, London, were being charged on the fly, how much drain would that be on random transmitters?
     
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    I wonder if this would make any appreciable difference to TV and radio signal strength if it became widespread. All those phones out there sucking up any nearby radio waves.......interesting.
     

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