Anyone remember SimCity 2000?  One of the power stations you could build was the microwave receiver, that accepted power from satellite solar arrays.  Well, now there’s a company who reckons they can have a working system by 2016 (which is 4 years before it becomes available in the game! Maybe fusion power *will* actually happen!)

Read the interview here.

The company’s website is here.

And while we’re on the topic of strangely useful inventions, how about the ‘bumpy road’ aircon compressor!