Our days on the struggle bus in search of wall outlets for our electronic devices may soon come to an end. Thanks to Penn ’11 grad Meredith Perry and the technology from her new startup uBeam, we won’t need to plug in our gadgets in order to charge them: this new technology has opened up the realm of wireless power. Perry’s company recently gained the investment support of Crunchfund, Google VP Marissa Mayer and Zappos co-founder Tony Hsieh (among others), who have granted her nearly one mill to fund her idea, as Business Insider reports.
“But how does it work!?” you scream. Science! See, it functions by sending electric currents through open air. Much like lightning, one must be careful not to carry any metal objects on or near their person for fear of being electrocuted. Rubber mittens and top hats will be issued as a university-wide precaution. (Just kidding.)
Beyond the new funding and investors, Perry has not disclosed much more about the company, including whether or not our university will receive previously stated neat apparel. After all, our fashion trends could use some diversity.