A new invention by 18-year-old Indian-American girl would amaze you completely. She has invented a super-capacitor device that could potentially charge your cellphone in less than 20 seconds. Eesha Khare, from Saratoga, California, was given the honor of the young scientist award by the Intel Foundation after developing the tiny device that fits inside mobile phone batteries that could allow people to charge within 20-30 seconds. As per reports by NBC News, the so-called super-capacitor, a gizmo that can pack a lot of energy into a tiny space, charges quickly and holds its charge for a long time. The young scientist has been awarded USD 50,000 for developing the tiny device. She has also attracted the attention of tech giant Google for her potentially revolutionary invention.
As per Khare, her device can last for 10,000 charge-recharge cycles, compared with 1,000 cycles for conventional rechargeable batteries. When asked about what inspired her to work on the energy-storage technology, she said, “My cellphone battery always dies." Also, super-capacitors allowed her to focus on her interest in nanochemistry . As per reports, the gadget has so far only been tested on an LED light. However, the good news is that it has a good chance of working successfully in other devices, like mobile phones. According to Khare, “"It is also flexible, so it can be used in rollup displays and clothing and fabric. It has a lot of different applications and advantages over batteries in that sense."