posted on Jul, 10 2011 @ 12:02 AM
I'm pretty sure this post might as well be thrown into the ether, but...
Well, firstly, I'll say that while I don't know specifically what Tesla meant when he was talking about getting power from the ether, it almost
certainly wasn't this. In his day, there was far less electromagnetic radiation to 'scavenge', as the technology described in this article does.
Tesla may well have been able to conceive of this same idea, but it would have done him scarcely more good than if someone had conceived of it a
thousand years ago; there simply wasn't enough to scavenge at the time.
This technology also isn't any sort of 'free energy', for basically the reasons the poster right before me said; the electromagnetic radiaton from
cell phone towers, radio waves, and so on was produced by energy that came from the grid; powerplants and so on. It's more like recycling waste
energy than anything else.
As others have said, however, the idea isn't really that new. People have been trying to scavenge 'wasted' energy like this for quite some time.
I've seen ideas for scavenging waste body heat and harnessing the mechanical energy of bodily movements, for example. This technology is a lot
better, however, because it's electric and can be made a lot smaller. It's significance seems to me to be how easily it can be produced; they say
it can be printed on paper-like stuff on circuits.