To accompany “New device gets power from 5G signals grabbed from the air”
1. What devices in and around you rely on wireless technology?
2. How many of the devices or products in your home use batteries? How long do those batteries tend to last?
1. According to the story, what problem were Aline Eid and Jimmy Hester mulling over while eating popcorn?
2. What device is now the heart of their new system? What does that device do?
3. Engineers use both radio waves and microwaves to carry data. What are the relative advantages of each? What are their disadvantages?
4. What problem involving “direction” would the new Georgia Tech device solve in terms of using 5G signals?
5. What spidery traits does the new Georgia Tech device possess?
6. How much power can the new device theoretically harvest? With that much energy, what types of devices could it run?
1. After watching the YouTube video about the new Georgia Tech innovation, what do you see as its greatest advantage? In what way might it be good for the environment?
2. Every new device has both advantages and disadvantages. Make a list of both for this device. Which do you think wins out? Explain your reasoning.