Posts Tagged ‘Intel International Science Fair’

What is one of the biggest worries of your busy lifestyle? Undoubtedly, it is your app rich smartphone with its depleting battery! Well, this worry actually made a Indian origin California teen to devise a solution to keep her phone up and running always. She created a revolutionary charger that can juice up your phone in 20 seconds ..

Dubbed supercapacitor, the 18-year-old Esha Khare developed this super-fast charging device and won $50,000 from the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair this week ..

Now you no more have to wait for your device to charge fully. This new gadget “packs more energy into a smaller space than traditional phone batteries and holds the charge for longer,” Daily Mail reported ..

Khare has so far just used the gizmo to power a light-emitting diode or LED – but she is hopeful that her invention will be used in powering not only smartphone but even cars or any gadget that requires charging ..

In an exclusive with NBC News, Esha said, “My cellphone battery always dies,” and this is what inspired her to come out with this technology. Her specialisation in nanochemistry helped her considerably reduce the size of her invention. “Really working at the nanoscale to make significant advances in many different fields,” she said. It can even be reportedly used in flexible displays and clothing and fabric.” ..

Coming back to the supercapacitor, it is flexible, small in size and is capable of handling 10,000 recharge cycles, more than normal batteries by a factor of 10 ..