A small-scale study at the University of Tokyo is exploring the possibilities of rooms that in the future could charge all kinds of electronic devices wirelessly. The technology offers the potential to keep medical devices and manufacturing environments charged up, in addition to keeping cell phones operational. Possible harm to the human body is one obstacle researchers must still completely address. This Scientific American article provides an enticing and fascinating glimpse into the wireless future in which professional and personal devices are easily charged.
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Sophie Bushwick is an associate editor covering technology at Scientific American.