Singapore, Japan researchers find new way to turn Wi-Fi signals into power

The research team was led by Professor Yang Hyunsoo, pictured here with Dr Raghav Sharma, the first author of the paper. PHOTO: NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE
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SINGAPORE - Charging your smartwatch or medical implant wirelessly in the future could be as simple as being near a Wi-Fi router, after a recent breakthrough.

A team of researchers from Singapore and Japan has found a way to use very tiny devices to convert Wi-Fi signals into electricity to power small lights called LEDs.

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