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How Graphene Could Transform the Gadgets of the Future

Graphene doesn't need any introduction: it's the super material to beat 'em all. But this beautiful video demonstrates how it could transform the future of the gadgets you use everyday.

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There's been an idea floating around for a couple of years which suggests that graphene could be used to construct the world's best supercapacitor: an electronic component that can hold as much charge as a battery, but juice up as quickly as a capacitor (that's real, real fast, by the way). This video—nominated as a finalist in the GE Focus Forward Filmmaker Competition—dives into the research behind that simple idea. Enjoy. [YouTube]

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Sadly I'm sure that companies will take this technology and make it super expensive. I can't believe that one day we will be able to go to a gas station and simply charge our cars in 30 seconds with similar costs than the ones we have now a days for energy... (unless we would live in a resource based economy, or course).

So much technology available to make our lives much easier and here we are, working 8 hours a day as we used to do 100 years ago. Makes you wonder if we are actually using technology in the best way we could...