A Super-Charger That Can Fully Power Your Phone In Just 20 Seconds
Running late with a phone low on juice is something many of us have experienced at some point of our lives—Eesha Khare, a high school student from California, has invented a device that may just solve this pressing first world problem.
Although the super-capacitors in our phones are long-lasting, they cannot store much energy, so what Khare has done is make improvements to this component.
Her super-capacitors have a special nano-structure which allows more energy to be stored in just 20 to 30 seconds—these newly improved capacitors are also durable and can be charged up to 10,000 times.
This innovation made a splash at the 2013 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, with Khare winning the Intel Foundation Young Scientist Award, which comes with a $50,000 prize.
Google already has its eyes on this exciting new invention—perhaps, waiting impatiently for our phones to be charged will soon be a thing of the past.