Applied physics and technology – wireless electricity

So, I’m teaching a class next term on the very broad topic of Applied Physics.  The idea behind the course is to get students excited about technology and then to have the students dig into the physics behind the technology.  Two exciting developments came to mind that I hope students get excited about: wireless electricity and optical cloaking (yes, physicists and engineers are working on making objects invisible).

The video here is of Eric Giler, CEO of WiTricity, a company working on wireless electricity for devices.  Imagine how having wireless electricity might change how you live your life?  The video here is from the 2009 TED conference.  I haven’t been to one (they are by invitation) but the talks are all available on their site.  TED conferences seem very cool.

If you are interested in technology and physics, consider taking my special topics applied physics course.

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  1. Kirsten says:

    I’m rather excited about this class!