Graphene could vastly improve batteries with quick charging times, as well as being less toxic than most of the metals regular batteries are made out of, says Ric Kaner, a researcher who is profiled in a film about the wonder material. The film was selected as a finalist in GE FOCUS FORWARD Filmmaker Competition. Video embed is below.
In the film the Super Supercapacitor, Director Brian Golden Davis profiles researcher Kaner who set out to find a new way to make graphene. He found a material that could innovate battery charging due to its fast charging times. It is also non-toxic, so much so that it could be composted and dropped in a vegetable garden.
The film competition was looking for topics about ". . . exceptional people and world-changing ideas that have impacted the course of human development, now and then, or with great potential to significantly affect how we live in the next generation."