Battery life is the number one concern on mobile devices. The problem is that there hasn't been a big battery breakthrough in decades. But, this super fast charging, graphine based, solution might be the answer the industry has been looking for.
Using simple consumer grade electronics, researcher Richard Kaner (and his team at UCLA) hit DVD disks - coated with graphite-oxide - with light from a DVD-drive laser to create graphine. Quite by accident, they discovered that by charging the graphine for 2 to 3 seconds, they could power an LED for 5 minutes.
This has the potential to change the entire mobile industry, as people wouldn't have to worry about their devices lasting all day when they could charge them in a fraction of the time.
Check out the video below.