Thursday, 3 October 2013

What? Scientists Charge Nokia Phone With Lightning?


As odd as this may sound, but I think its pretty. Imagine you charging your Nokia phone with lightening, but how long can you wait till lightening comes so that you'd charge your phone? I now it sounds like a fairy tale but its real. Read the full story below. Scientists from the University of Southampton have got together with Nokia and carried out a proof-of-concept experiment. It is hoped that by harnessing this natural power source, areas with a short electricity supply could use this as an alternative energy source.

The team used a transformer to recreate a lightning bolt in the laboratory by passing 200,000 volts across an 11-inch air gap.

“We were amazed to see that the Nokia circuitry somehow stabilized the noisy signal, allowing the battery to be charged,” said Neil Palmer, from the University of Southampton’s high voltage laboratory. “This discovery proves devices can be charged with a current that passes through the air, and is a huge step towards understanding a natural power like lightning and harnessing its energy." 
Warning! Don't try it at home.Credits~TechBeat