Germany MFW. "Dennis Siegel, a student at the University of the Arts in Bremen, Germany has built what he calls an electromagnetic harvester—it converts el
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"Dennis Siegel, a student at the University of the Arts in Bremen, Germany has built what he calls an electromagnetic harvester—it converts electromagnetic fields in the immediate environment into electricity to recharge a common AA battery. He's won a 2nd place award in the HfK Bremen Hochschulpreis 2013 competition for Digitale Medien, for his efforts."
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link - phys.org/news/2013-02-german-student-electromagnetic-harvester-recharge.html

German student creates electromagnetic harvester
that gathers free electricity from thin air
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Submitted: 02/24/2013
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User avatar #2 - blackcomet (02/24/2013) [+] (10 replies)
Who won first.
User avatar #9 to #2 - redthumbmaster (02/25/2013) [-]
Baking soda volcano. Duh!
#15 - xsap (02/25/2013) [+] (9 replies)
how cute.
#65 - blackjudge (02/25/2013) [+] (8 replies)
#69 to #65 - Loppytaffy (02/25/2013) [-]
Germany looks like a fat train conductor.
#122 - jcfjr (02/25/2013) [-]
1st place - A man removes his thumb in front of a stunned audience. Physicians and physicists alike are confounded.
#106 - thedarkestrogue (02/25/2013) [+] (6 replies)
Oh look. Commenters thinking they're specialists on Electromagnetics.
Oh look. Commenters thinking they're specialists on Electromagnetics.
User avatar #4 - thewinneris (02/25/2013) [+] (16 replies)
This was discovered by nicola tesla years ago but was dismissed by the us government because there would be no proper way to charge the population for it
#87 - ichbinzweijahrealt (02/25/2013) [+] (3 replies)
I'll just leave this here.
#51 - jebusjabarty (02/25/2013) [+] (2 replies)
You know the germans, they always make good stuff
User avatar #3 - Mrrook (02/24/2013) [-]
There is nothing new here! Basically half of a transformer with a rectifier. It is technically also illegal because you are stealing the electricity. It is not traceable at a low level such as charging a AA battery because of losses in the system already, but to design and build something that actually pulls some current and you will be in trouble (of course that is if they can find you ).
#209 - derak (02/25/2013) [+] (3 replies)
How original.
#142 - tommycallahan (02/25/2013) [+] (7 replies)
If that won second place then what in the holy hell took first?
#151 to #142 - dritz (02/25/2013) [-]
Oh you know, just your average MOTHERFUCKING BAKING SODA VOLCANO!
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#37 - russianbro has deleted their comment [+] (2 replies)
#159 - endlesslulz (02/25/2013) [+] (2 replies)
I thought these things harvested electricity from thin air... just saying

Bring the red thumbs now
#6 - anonymous (02/25/2013) [-]
"free"
#171 - anonymous (02/25/2013) [-]
this was never invented by him, but rather Tesla. i weep for this boy because when Tesla did it he was jailed because corporations didn't want to lose larges amounts of money, and will likely do the same to him if he tries to make is public.
#39 - turdofdoom (02/25/2013) [+] (1 reply)
sais it gathers free electrisity from thin air.......
stands directly below powerlines
#130 - jaysquigglez (02/25/2013) [-]
This is basically what Tesla was trying to achieve with the Wardenclyffe tower in the early 1900s. They are actually building a museum dedicated to him in the tower right now, details can be found here (www.indiegogo.com/teslamuseum). The initiative for which was actually born out of the items from this site trying to sue Matthew Inman. After realizing his influence and crowd funding abilities, his very next campaign was to help fund the purchase of this museum! Thanks funnyjunk!!
User avatar #187 - ThaLuckyWilly (02/25/2013) [-]
If he came in 2nd place, who the fuck came in 1st?
#165 - piobaireachd (02/25/2013) [+] (1 reply)
so... it's kind of like a solar panel that picks up more wavelengths than visible light?
#163 - isradam (02/25/2013) [-]
*ahem*
*ahem*
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