If you are a laptop user, and have at any time had cause to try to work on the move, you will be aware that laptop batteries leave a lot to be desired. They don’t last long, and they take forever to charge. Well, clever minds at NEC have developed a super-thin battery that can be charged in just 30 seconds. Yes, 30 seconds. Now that’s impressive.

Made out of a flexible polymer, the 300 micron thick organic radical battery is thin enough to be installed in smartcards.
The battery is environmentally friendly as it does not contain any harmful heavy metals such as mercury, lead or cadmium. The batteries may wind up being utilised to power intelligent paper, which might mean the end of newspapers in the sense we currently know them.