Is this science fiction? Can you really charge your cell phone in the time it takes to check all those voice-mails? 

Supercapacitors let you bring your cell phone back to life in five minutes or charge up an electric car in sixty seconds, according to DNews. They're not only super-powerful, super-convenient but also biodegradable. Check out this astounding video from our friends at DNews. 

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