Eesha Khare a 18 year old student has invented a tiny energy-storage device capable of charging a cellphone in 30 seconds!
The student won a Young Scientist Award and the amount of $50,000.
The device is a supercapacitor and the technology could also be used for charging automobile batteries, and for other devices as well.
She told NBC News when asked what inspired her to work on the energy:
“My cellphone battery always dies. Storage technology really working at the nanoscale to make significant advances in many different fields.
It is also flexible, so it can be used in rollup displays and clothing and fabric. It has a lot of different applications and advantages over batteries in that sense.”
source NBC News