Realizing their recent theoretical prediction, they were able to light a 60W light bulb from a power source seven feet (more than two meters) away; there was no physical connection between the source and the appliance. The MIT team refers to its concept as “WiTricity” (as in wireless electricity). The work will be reported in the June 7 issue of Science Express, the advance online publication of the journal Science.
Goodbye wiresâ€¦ – MIT News Office
This seems to be a big day for proprietary claims on obvious prior art. J. Craig Venter and his institute are trying to patent life:
A research institute has applied for a patÂent on what could be the first largely arÂtiÂfiÂcial orÂganÂism. And peoÂple should be alÂarmed, claims an adÂvoÂcaÂcy group that is tryÂing to shoot down the bid. The idea of ownÂing a speÂcies breaches â€œa soÂciÂeÂtal boundÂary,â€ said Pat Mooney of the OtÂtaÂwa, Canada-based ETC Group, which is asking the patÂent apÂpliÂcants to drop their claim. CreatÂing and ownÂing an orÂganÂism, he added, means that â€œfor the first time, God has comÂpeÂtiÂtion.â€
First patent claimed on man-made life form, and challenged
Darn, why didn’t we think of that?!?