From: Gordon Mohr (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Dec 06 2000 - 18:36:10 PST
> Screw star trek; we now have a mechanism for transporting
> something that can be converted into energy over
> wireless airways. From the article, it says:
> the phaser-like device uses two beams of UV
> radiation to ionize paths in the air along which
> electrical current is conducted to and from the target.
> In effect, the beams create wires through
> the atmosphere wherever they are pointed.
> Redtooth here we come! Finally, we can get rid of those
> annoying power cables. I hope those guys figure out a way
> to make billions.
Except now instead of tripping over your insulated power
cords, you become paralyzed when passing through your power
I wonder if this technique could scale up as a way for
solar power satellites to beam electricity to terrestial
Or generally, to direct electricity from satellites to
ground targets for consructive or destructive purposes.
This archive was generated by hypermail 2b29 : Fri Dec 08 2000 - 06:11:53 PST