18-Year-Old Invents 30-Second Phone Charger


cell-phoneYour dead battery will be gone in 60 seconds.

A new device can fit inside a cell phone’s battery and recharge it fully in less than half a minute. Is it the latest from Duracell or Energizer? The brainchild of a startup with $20 million in the bank? Nope. This mind-boggling invention came from the mind of an 18 year old.

Eesha Khare of Saratoga, Calif., took home the Intel Foundation Young Scientist Award Friday in Phoenix as part of the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, and a $50,000 prize. Her gizmo could fill the crucial need for energy-efficient storage devices and may have potential applications for car batteries.

First prize in the festival went to Ionut Budisteanu, 19, of Romania who won for using artificial intelligence to create a viable model for a low-cost, self-driving car. Could it some day rival Google’s self-driving car tech?

Henry Lin, 17, of Shreveport, La. also received the Intel Foundation Young Scientist Award for simulating thousands of clusters of galaxies. Lin provided scientists with valuable new data, allowing them 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 company said.

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{Andy Heller-Matzav.com Newscenter}



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