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Scientists can stream Netflix through a steak and it’s actually awesome news for doctors

Researchers at the University of Illinois successfully streamed HD video through raw meat. They placed a device on either side of a piece of meat, wirelessly transmitting the data through the meat from one device to another. This breakthrough doesn’t impact binge watchers, it impacts medical researchers and patients and here’s why.

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Tesla’s World-Wide Wireless Transmission Of Electrical Signals, As Well As Light and Power - Illustration and caption by Hugo Gernsback from Electrical Experimenter magazine, February 1919, article written by ‘The Man Who Invented The 20th Century’, the great Nikola Tesla.

“We shall have no need to transmit power at all. Ere many generations pass, our machinery will be driven by a power obtainable at any point of the universe. This idea is not novel. Men have been led to it long ago go by instinct or reason. It has been expressed in many ways, and in many places, in the history of old and new. We find it in the delightful myth of Antheus, who drives power from the earth; we find it among the subtle speculations of one of your splendid mathematicians, and in many hints and statements of thinkers of the present time. Throughout space there is energy. Is this energy static or kinetic? If static, our hopes are in vain; if kinetic — and this we know it is for certain — then it is a mere question of time when men will succeed in attaching their machinery to the very wheelwork of nature.”

–Nikola Tesla

[In the future we will no longer need power stations, but will develop machinery that can access power from anywhere. If we live amid a medium through which there is no continuous flow of energy, this realization would appear to be impossible, but if everything around us is in constant motion, then human ingenuity must find a means of converting that energy to productive uses.]

“Experiments With Alternating Currents of High Potential and High Frequency.” Lecture delivered before the Institution of Electrical Engineers, London, February, 1892.

“The Hertz wave theory of wireless transmission may be kept up for a while, but I do not hesitate to say that in a short time it will he recognized as one of the most remarkable and inexplicable aberrations of the scientific mind which has ever been recorded in history.”

–Nikola Tesla

“The True Wireless.” Electrical Experimenter, May 1919.