And I have proof.
A tiny upstart company based in Odessa, FL, just made a major move toward revolutionizing energy storage.
In the process, the cost of renewable energies - particularly solar and wind power - could come down dramatically, making them viable competitors in the energy marketplace.
The problem with renewable energy has always been the inability to store large amounts of what is generated - a shortcoming common to any production of electricity.
It's especially true for solar power, which is, of course, only available when the sun is out.
That's why the battery market has become the Holy Grail for the entire energy sector.
Analysts and investors focus on any small improvement in retaining power.
But there hasn't been anything like this before.
And it just might change the way we do, well, just about everything.
The Stuff of Science FictionDais Analytic Corp. (OTC: DLYT) last week finally secured a patent for what it calls a "Nanoparticle Ultracapacitor." (As an indication of how new this area is, the company filed the patent more than five years ago!)
The device uses the company's proprietary nano-structured materials to create an energy storage mechanism projected to have great advantages - both in terms of performance and cost - over existing storage technologies.
The research universe in which this is taking place has been called the most important to emerge in generations.
This is no longer the stuff of science fiction. For well over a decade now, laboratories around the globe have been pushing the envelope in nanotechnology research.
Nanotechnology encompasses a broad range of research with potential applications in areas as diverse as human stem cell therapy, lighter alloys, smaller components of everything... in addition to more powerful lithium and other batteries.
Now here's where it starts to sound like something from Star Trek...