A Stanford University research team has revealed information that has many people very excited. Their recent efforts with building electrical current could transform this country in a very good way.
They are in the process of creating a high-efficiency charging system, which involved the use of magnetic fields that can transmit a wireless charge between metal coils, when evenly spaced, with a system called magnetic resonance coupling. Two adjacent coils resonate at the same frequency, while one is connected to an electric current. This causes a stream of electrical current to pass between them.
In the right setting, this could have a huge impact on the world as we know it. The ultimate goal of the research is to develop an electric highway that uses those currents to keep cars moving without the need for fueling or recharging stations. Yet, this current would have no impact on people coming in contact with it. It would only reach out to cars with receiving coils affixed at their base.
The need for gas to keep cars running would be erased and people would be able to travel hundreds or thousands of miles without a charging station, if this style of highway is implemented.
Of course, to make this a reality would involve large scale construction projects to revamp the American highway system, but ultimately, it could mean a huge decrease in gas consumption in this country.
Currently, the problem with many electric cars is that they go so short a distance between charges. For those who travel most frequently, it is not practical to have to stop and charge every 100 miles. Technically, with this system, the team says, a person could exit the highway with more charge than he had when getting on.
In 2006, this science was used to power a light bulb, bringing hope to researchers for something much larger. Scientists still believe that a car battery would be necessary to provide speed boosts when driving on inclines, but the battery would remain well charged as the person drove.
More testing is necessary, but this brings great hope in a time when relying on gas is no longer practical.
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