Eesha Khare Invents Device that Quickly Charges Cellphones

Eesha Khare, an 18-year-old student from California, may just have invented the future of mobile technology. She is one of the two winners of the Young Scientist Awards during last week’s Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Phoenix.

Her invention: a tiny supercapacitor that can be charged for up to 30 seconds, which can replace traditional mobile phone batteries. Khare hopes the technology would also be able to speed up charging of automobile batteries.

The award includes a $50,000 prize that will come in handy when Khare enrolls in Harvard in the coming school year. “I will be setting the world on fire,” Eesha Khare, a senior at Lynbrook High School in Saratoga, tells KPIX 5.

The International Science and Engineering Fair, billed as the “world’s largest high school research competition,” cites Khare for “recognizing the crucial need for energy-efficient storage devices” as the world is shifting to the use of portable electronic devices.

Eesha Khare shares the award with Henry Lin of Shreveport, Louisiana, who presented a system that simulates “thousands of clusters of galaxies” that allows scientists to “better understand the mysteries of astrophysics: dark matter, dark energy, and the balance of heating and cooling in the universe’s most massive objects.”

The fair’s top prize goes to Ionut Budisteanu, a 19-year-old from Romania, who developed the use of artificial intelligence to “create a viable model for a low-cost, self-driving car.” He receives the Gordon E. Moore Award, named after the co-founder of Intel, as well as $75,000.

Source: CNN

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