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Re: MIT wireless energy transfer 'breakthrough' wrap-up and a new idea (fwd)

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Date: Fri, 27 Jul 2007 23:47:38 EDT
From: Mddeming@xxxxxxx
To: tesla@xxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: MIT wireless energy transfer 'breakthrough' wrap-up and a new idea

Hi Finn,
    It is still impossible to send a reasonable  amount of power over any 
significant distance at any decent efficiency. One  can, of course, dicker over 
the definitions of "significant", "reasonable", and  "decent", but a few watts 
over a few meters involves very different  phenomena from Tesla's vision of 
millions of watts over thousands of  miles.
  Small amounts of power over short distances using Tesla  coil magnetic 
fields is something that Tesla had already accomplished in New  York and elsewhere 
at the close of the 19th century.  The complaint with this article, as I read 
it, is one of people  claiming a technological breakthrough  for what is, in 
reality, finding a  possibly marketable, modern application of a century-old 
achievement of  someone else.
    While the subject of who gets credit has been  beaten to death, the 
phenomenon of magnetic resonance over room-sized distances  does bring up a 
possibly interesting line of Tesla-related inquiry: The  transmission of neural 
impulses involve the rotation of large polarized  molecules in the surface of 
neurons. Would there be an effect on nerves in the  presence of this resonant 
transmission of energy?  Could this inductive  coupling affect the nervous system 
of living things in the field? This could  have consequences  for practical 
Matt D. 
In a message dated 7/27/07 5:13:43 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,  
tesla@xxxxxxxxxx writes:

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Date: Fri, 27 Jul 2007  22:05:39 +0200
From: Finn Hammer <f-h@xxxx>
To: Tesla list  <tesla@xxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: MIT wireless energy transfer  'breakthrough' now vaunted by 
Science News ...  (fwd)

Correct me if I am wrong.

For over 7 years we have been  telling everyone who suggested it, that it 
is impossible to transmit any  useful amount of power the "Tesla way".

Now that somebody finally did  it, we start complaining that they didn`t 
credit Tesla for the  idea.

Have I misunderstood this thread completely?

Cheers, Finn  Hammer

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