Tech Roundup: Brazil could get energy “lost in the air”

A Brazilian startup has developed technology to capture electromagnetic energy from the air, hoping to use it to replace batteries and power small devices

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Powering your home with energy “lost in the air”

IBBX Inovação, a Brazilian startup founded in 2016 in the city of Capivari, in São Paulo state, has developed technology to harness electromagnetic energy from the environment to power sensors and small electronic equipment. 

Why it matters. Its creators claim that in the short-term future, people will be able to have fully-connected smart homes that recharge “on their own,”...

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