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Other Kitchen Devices Can Harness Power from Your Microwave

Posted September 21, 2013 5:19 PM

From Gizmodo:

When your microwave is sitting there glowing and spinning inside, do you ever wonder where all those stray rays of energy go? Turns out they usually just slip out the door, into thin air. But a Japanese scientists has found away to harness that power and use it to juice your other appliances.

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09/22/2013 10:32 PM

What a crock.

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Re: Other Kitchen Devices Can Harness Power from Your Microwave

09/23/2013 12:58 AM

Agreed!

one milliwatt! From a device that generates around a kW of microwave energy! I'd say that's pretty darn good shielding if only one millionth of the energy escapes.

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09/23/2013 6:44 PM

When a microwave oven is operated for 2 min, 9.98 mJ of energy was harvested. We demonstrated that this energy is sufficient for powering a digital cooking timer to count down for 3 min and beep for 2.5 s.

That doesn't sound very useful to me.

You might never have to plug in a toaster ever again.


..... Only one facepalm as I am sure the author was making a joke.

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09/24/2013 8:58 AM

You might never have to plug in a toaster ever again

From 1 milliwatt of power?

I fully expect this post to be deleated due to the preferential opinion of the moderators.

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