Student Increases Phone’s Battery Life By 12x By Removing Wires

Atif Shamim, a PhD student at Carleton University in Canada, has stumbled on what appears to be a breakthrough in the energy efficiency of mobile devices. He created a module that replaces all of the wires connecting a phone’s electrical circuits and the antennae, making them communicate wirelessly. What’s so fascinating about this is that it makes the device’s efficiency 12 times over, drastically improving battery life.

Atif’s paper on the subject won him an award at the European Wireless Technology Conference, and has filed for a patent in the U.S. and Canada on the technology.

We’re not sure what the likelihood is of this tech making it into an iPhone someday, but we sure hope it does.

[via Carleton University]

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