A battery that can charge in under 30 seconds has been shown off at a technology conference.
The device is made up of biological structures and was demonstrated by Israeli start-up StoreDot at Microsoft's Think Next conference.
In the demonstration, a battery pack the size of a cigarette packet was attached to a Samsung S4 Smartphone. The battery went from dead to full power in just 30 seconds.
The bio organic battery utilises self-assembling nano crystals that were first identified during research for Alzheimer's disease.
Founder, Dr Dorn Myersdorf said: "We think we can integrate a battery into a smartphone within a year and have a commercially ready device in three years.
"Batteries are just one of the industries we can disrupt with this new material. It is new physics, new chemistry, a new approach to devices."
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