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Student develops a capacitor that could charge a cell phone in 30 seconds

0. phoneArena 20 May 2013, 19:47 posted on

18 year old Eesha Khare of Saratoga, California won the Intel Foundation Young Scientist Award, earning...

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posted on 20 May 2013, 19:49 26

1. gigaraga (Posts: 1220; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


That means people using smartphones wouldn't have to complain about their battery lives anymore!

posted on 21 May 2013, 00:55 7

33. dan86 (Posts: 298; Member since: 17 Mar 2012)


A much needed invention. congrats and thank to the young scientist! her project deserves attention!

posted on 21 May 2013, 02:16 7

34. eisenbricher (Posts: 971; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


Another news about some Indian inventing something new in US. Damn Indian Govt wake up..

posted on 21 May 2013, 03:59 10

36. kdealltheway (Posts: 94; Member since: 21 Oct 2012)


First of all, Indian people should start to respect their woman, cause they are suffering much undue hardship. I say, good luck to her and get out of India.

posted on 21 May 2013, 04:24 3

38. eisenbricher (Posts: 971; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


I neither can agree with you, nor deny what you said. It's like.. you see both extremities here.
Things have really improved and it's not at all like what people in other countries think. Media nowdays draw gruesome pictures and people believe everything .__.

posted on 21 May 2013, 05:21 1

39. sid07desai (Posts: 262; Member since: 03 May 2012)


No matter how much India progresses, it will always be light years behind the US (considering rate of advancement in technology). In my college, the research kits are of 1996 and computers are Win 98 with 64Mb RAM fml. If you want a better career, go to the US.

posted on 21 May 2013, 11:13 1

43. PaulNotFromSweden (Posts: 52; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


Hey kdealltheway, did you even bother to read the article? She's an American living in the U.S., not in India.

posted on 21 May 2013, 11:44 1

44. kdealltheway (Posts: 94; Member since: 21 Oct 2012)


Yeah, I've bothered. I was responding to eisenbricher, not directly to an article.

posted on 21 May 2013, 17:55

45. donfem (Posts: 550; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


And so-called geeks on PA inventing nothing while compalining about every innovation out there.

posted on 20 May 2013, 19:50 5

2. jcarrigan (unregistered)


Wow thats amazing! Nows lets just hope and pray that we see this in our cell phones and other electronics within 2 years.

posted on 20 May 2013, 19:52 10

3. Fallin (Posts: 61; Member since: 10 Oct 2011)


Alright, PhoneArena posted one of my tips.

posted on 20 May 2013, 20:22 1

17. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 5577; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Really? They didn't even post one of my tip.

posted on 20 May 2013, 19:53

4. Omar-BHR95 (Posts: 184; Member since: 23 Dec 2012)


i want one

posted on 20 May 2013, 19:53 7

5. ncarlosmiguel (Posts: 206; Member since: 14 May 2013)


Nice job!

posted on 20 May 2013, 19:56 2

6. AngryAppleCustomer. (Posts: 30; Member since: 01 May 2013)


Probably just gas. Load of BS.

posted on 20 May 2013, 21:16 21

23. lovefist (unregistered)


18 years old and making a difference, unlike you trolling and being irrelevant to the world.

posted on 20 May 2013, 19:57 9

7. clevername (Posts: 1429; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)


God I hope she can patent that, I have a feeling since Intel sponsored the event, they take the patent. Hope I'm wrong.

posted on 20 May 2013, 20:03 2

11. ZeroCide (Posts: 695; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)


Intel may file the patent but i'm sure that she will be allowed to put her name on the patent and she will recieve some of the patent income.

posted on 20 May 2013, 20:36 2

19. monomilkman (Posts: 25; Member since: 11 Feb 2013)


hopefully royalties at a minimum

posted on 20 May 2013, 20:01 5

8. ZeroCide (Posts: 695; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)


You Go Girl!!!!!

posted on 20 May 2013, 20:02 5

10. FlushGordon (unregistered)


....and vibrators

posted on 20 May 2013, 20:10

12. ocilfa (Posts: 333; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)


I can see this being an excuse for manufacturers using smaller batteries.

posted on 20 May 2013, 20:11 5

13. abcdefgh (banned) (Posts: 471; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


she is innovative.this is true innovation

posted on 20 May 2013, 20:11 2

14. pongkie (Posts: 503; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)


wow plus combine it with qi charging.

posted on 20 May 2013, 20:14 2

15. GhostBear (Posts: 18; Member since: 01 Feb 2013)


I wonder what levels of Ampere Hours it stores.

posted on 20 May 2013, 20:15 4

16. shnibz (Posts: 155; Member since: 18 Sep 2011)


Is it a Flux Capacitor?

posted on 20 May 2013, 20:23 9

18. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 5577; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Wow! That's awesome! Now that's what I call INNOVATION!

posted on 20 May 2013, 22:24 3

27. shuaibhere (Posts: 1558; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


Who are thumbing you down???you have nothing against anyone...

posted on 20 May 2013, 20:39 4

20. stychill (unregistered)


I thought the capacitor would be replacing the battery not being used to "recharge a cell phone battery" but i could be wrong.

posted on 20 May 2013, 20:48 7

21. Shrihari (Posts: 79; Member since: 29 Jan 2013)


please patent that first else apple is gonna include it it iphone 6 and say its their invention...

posted on 20 May 2013, 20:49

22. mydi.maus (unregistered)


Nice..

posted on 20 May 2013, 21:19 2

24. grahaman27 (Posts: 347; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


supercapacitors are nothing new, they dont have near the energy density of batteries.

thats the catch... a battery that only lasts 4 hours but charges in 30 seconds.

posted on 21 May 2013, 00:50

32. juandante (Posts: 301; Member since: 23 Apr 2013)


Well I do study in Physics, nano-electronics and this article is as always, incomplete about the technology and about the real usage of this discovery witch is normal because this is not a specialized site.

By the way, I think this trick was discovered by this girl a while ago (or maybe a similar technique found by somebody else) because I remind that I read something like this in a paper magazine some weeks back.

posted on 20 May 2013, 21:53 2

25. Larry_ThaGr81 (Posts: 294; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Congrats to Eesha on her ground breaking discovery. Hopefully some of these major players can start funding her research to expedite the development and testing process, so that we can see this new technology being applied to cell phone batteries within the next 2 yrs.

posted on 20 May 2013, 21:58 1

26. james1 (Posts: 91; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


Smart girl, she has a future in technology.

posted on 20 May 2013, 22:40

28. 1ceTr0n (Posts: 510; Member since: 20 May 2012)


I wanna patent her, rowwwr......

posted on 20 May 2013, 23:14 2

29. speckledapple (Posts: 879; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)


And it will all be ready in about a decade

posted on 21 May 2013, 02:17

35. eisenbricher (Posts: 971; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


Hahhaa.. right said fred

posted on 20 May 2013, 23:29 2

30. krustyclown841 (Posts: 1; Member since: 20 May 2013)


Wow hopefully with this we can charge future electric vehicles as quickly as filling up a car with gas. being at a supercharging station for 30 minutes or more is not practical for long trips...

posted on 21 May 2013, 00:49 1

31. taikucing (unregistered)


this reminds me toyota TS030 Le Mans car with supercapacitor for energy recovery system.

posted on 21 May 2013, 04:08 1

37. DHILLON_ARSH (Posts: 66; Member since: 11 Mar 2013)


LEVEL ---> ENDIANN....

posted on 21 May 2013, 06:13

40. jamil_m7 (Posts: 15; Member since: 16 Oct 2012)


even if she invented a battery that lasts a 1000 years she's still ugly!

posted on 21 May 2013, 09:53

41. ryq24 (Posts: 507; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


A genius and a future billionaire !

posted on 21 May 2013, 10:01

42. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Congrats to her, she created something amazing that is gonna make consumer life even better

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