Could Israel Hold the Key to Instantly Charging Your Cell Phone?

Research into Alzheimer's Disease has surprisingly led to the ability to charge a Samsung cell phone in 30 seconds and develop a bio-organic screen for the Apple iPhone. What else can Mother Nature teach us about being more energy efficient?

Taylor Muckerman
Taylor Muckerman and Joel South
Apr 13, 2014 at 1:10PM
Energy, Materials, and Utilities

Utilizing research into Alzheimer's Disease, Tel Aviv-based StoreDot has discovered a way to make a bio-organic battery out of peptides. While the battery is still about a year away from a functional prototype within a phone, the company has successfully tested it and anticipates commercial availability within three years. If you're looking for a sign that it is legit, the company's successful tests involved integrating the battery of Samsung phones and developing a bio-organic display for the Apple iPhone. 

Additionally, Mother Nature's example is being followed in the solar energy space where photosynthesis is being emulated to separate hydrogen and oxygen for power generation. These new techniques are using a blend of technology and natural reactions that could revolutionize the way we both create and store energy. For more, tune in to the short clip below.

This segment is from Tuesday's edition of "Digging for Value," in which sector analysts Joel South and Taylor Muckerman discuss energy and materials news with host Alison Southwick. The twice-weekly show can be viewed on Tuesdays and Thursdays. It can also be found on Twitter, along with our extended coverage of the energy & materials sectors @TMFEnergy.