An Indian-American Teenage Girl’s Invention Could Charge Cell-phones in 20 Seconds
Thanks to an 18-year-old high-school student, Eesha Khare of Saratoga, California, USA, our wait for hours for a cellphone to charge may become a thing of the past. This Indian-American girl, specialising in nanochemistry, has invented a super-capacitor device that can potentially charge a cellphone in less than 20 seconds.
The Intel Foundation presented Esha Khare the Intel Foundation Young Scientist Award and $50,000 during the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair held in Phoenix, Arizona this week for inventing the tiny super-capacitor device that can pack lot more energy into a smaller space than traditional phone batteries. The gizmo fits inside mobile phone batteries, and can hold the charge for a longer period.
Eesha says that her invention could be employed not only to charge cellphone batteries, but also to power anything that uses rechargeable batteries. Right now, the “super-capacitor” charges a light-emitting diode (LED). However, she is now being besieged by offers from the electronic industry. Reports say that Google is now having preliminary exploratory talks with Eesha Khare.
Let us wish this teenager all success with her invention.
- Indian-American teen invents device that can charge phone in 20 seconds (ndtv.com)
- California teen invents device that could charge a cell phone in 20 seconds – Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog) (seattlepi.com)
- Battery Fast Charging: Eesha Khare Invents Device, Gets Intel Young Scientist Award (au.ibtimes.com)