There are plenty of reasons to highlight this invention whether you believe the carbon tax (global warming) proponents or not. Seems that Ms. Eesha Khare of Saratoga, CA has invented a power storage device that can recharge a cellphone in seconds. According to NBC News's John Roach, Ms. Khare won the Intel Foundation Young Scientist Award (a $50K prize) for her nano-technology-based device that can be charged in seconds, pack more energy than comparable rechargeable battery and last (10,000 recharge cycles vs. 1,000) much longer than conventional rechargeable batteries.
I'm sure battery makers are just thrilled at the thought of such competition. That is, unless one of them is smart enough to license the technology and maybe even improve on it for making specialty batteries, like those that would be required to make electric transportation viable to replace internal combustion engines.
Having been involved with presentations of technology that is deemed 'disruptive' because it poses such a negative impact on monopolistic corporations, who also have very strong lobbying power at the state and federal level, I can assure you that your iPhone will not be charging up any faster anytime soon.
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