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Wireless power recharging shopping habits

From toys that charge in their box to an electric car that charges as it is driven, how far we can take the idea of wireless power?

Imagine driving an electric car that recharges its batteries as it's being driven along the road. Dan Simmons looks at whether the technologies being developed to recharge devices without wires is a spark of genius or merely a flash in the pan.

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