Wireless Power System, Possible?

Wires are used to carry electricity and telecommunications signals. In telecommunications, wireless connections are possible such as TV broadcasting, mobile communication, Wi-Fi, AM/FM transmission, infrared, bluetooth, satellites and many more. And who would thought that wireless power transmission is possible. When I was in college, I was thinking of creating a wireless soldering iron – a tool used for applying heat to two contacting metal parts, for our thesis but we did not pursue it because of wireless power transmission impossibilities so we arrived with a Digital Power Consumption Meter device instead.   Today, US researchers have successfully tested an experimental system to deliver power to the devices without the need for wires. Electric tech could make plugs obsolete. …
 

Forbes: Pacquiao world’s 6th highest-paid athlete

MANILA, Philippines – Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao made it to Forbes magazine’s list of highest-paid athletes in the world, tying for the sixth spot with basketball phenom Lebron James and golfer Phil Mickelson.   According to Forbes, Pacquiao is the highest-ranking among four newcomers to the list, raking in a total of $40 million in the past 12 months. The boxing star is among the eight non-Americans on the list, which had golf icon Tiger Woods ($110 million) at the top.   “Pac-Man hogged the boxing spotlight over the past year with victories in two blockbuster fights against Oscar De La Hoya in December and Ricky Hatton in May that combined for more than $100 million in pay-per-view revenue in the US,” Forbes said in a brief write-up.   “The two blockbuster fights garnered more than 2 million pay-per-view buys in the US and earned Pac-Man $30 million combined.”   The reputable business magazine cited the General Santos City-based southpaw’s endorsements with giant firms.   “Pacquiao’s massive popularity in his native Philippines is why companies like Nike and San Miguel beer have signed him to endorse their products. Pacquiao intends to use that popularity to run for political office …