Tired of having a flat mobile phone battery and then having to wait while it charges? Well a teenager may have just ended that scenario. An 18yr old girl in California has won a $50 000 prize for inventing a device that’s able to charge a cell phone in under 30 seconds. Eesha Khare was named the Young Scientist Award Winner at the Intel Science and Engineering Fair 2013 for her tiny supercapacitor.
Unrelated sidenote – keep an eye out for the guy in the middle with the flag. Dude is totally having a nerdgasm.
Ya hey…i coulda totally invented something that would be a game changer when i was 18. If only it wasn’t for beer that kept getting in the way.
Google has already called her.
“Tech manufacturers that boast how fast their devices can juice up might want to listen up: A California teen has developed a super-capacitor that could lead to a 20- to 30-second phone charge.
Super-capacitors are energy-storage devices that have a long cycle life, and have the potential to store a lot of energy per unit volume. Sounds dandy, right? Not quite. The devices have limited use because they store less energy than batteries. But Eesha Khare, 18, of Saratoga, Calif. has made quite an advancement with this technology.” [Mashable]
It’s never too late for you though.
Keep tryingnd hopefully you’ll invent something rad.