Nokia harness the power of lightning

Nokia has been playing with the wireless transfer of energy and mobile phones since the Lumia 920, which was the first Windows Phone to feature wireless charging - a cool concept that's incredibly useful in the field. But what if you could go one step further and charge your phone with lightning? Nokia has teamed up with the University of Southampton to achieve just that.

Harnessing hundreds of thousands of volts, the teams attempted to tame the (in this case, simulated) natural force and managed to successfully charge a Nokia Windows Phone - the Lumia 925. Inviting Neil Palmer, a scientist at the University, it was possible to power the smartphone with the tools available. Palmer explains:



Nokia Lumia - Harnessing the power of lightning (via Nokia)