A teenage Californian (18yrs of age) has attracted the attention of Google for her revolutionary invention which charges a phone in just about 20 to 30 seconds.
The super-fast charging device has been dubbed a supercapacitor by 18-year-old Esha Khare, of Saratoga – as she took home $50,000 from the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, which took place in Phoenix this week.
The fast-charging device is a so-called supercapacitor, a gizmo that can pack a lot of energy into a tiny space, charges quickly and holds its charge for a long time.
What’s more, it can last for 10,000 charge-recharge cycles, compared with 1,000 cycles for conventional rechargeable batteries, according to Eesha Khare of Saratoga, Calif. “My cellphone battery always dies,” she told NBC News when asked what inspired her to work on the energy-storage technology.
Although some people say this has already been invented by materials scientists. And that she has simply reproduced their work, and not invented anything new.
But still imagine what a relief it would be when and if this invention gets to naija, especially with our electricity issues.
No more “my battery died” lies.