Eesha Khare, 18, has created a new device that charges cell phone batteries and other batteries within 20-30 seconds (video below).
The small device can withstand up to 100,000 charges, which is 100 times what current chargers offer. Theoretically, it could also be used someday to charge car batteries.
“My project, I developed a new super-capacitor, which is basically an energy storage device which can hold a lot of energy in a small amount of volume,” Eesha told CBS San Francisco.
Eesha plans to go to Harvard University this fall. She has already received some interest from Google.
“I’m in a daze,” Khare said, after becoming one in three finalists at the International Science and Engineering Fair in Phoenix. “I can’t believe this happened.”
Khare was the runner-up to 19-year-old Romanian student Gorden E. Moore, who created a low-cost artificial intelligence that can drive vehicles. Khare tied with 17-year-old Henry Wanjune, who figured out new ways to measure dark matter and energy in space.
Source: CBS San Francisco