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

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

22. mydi.maus unregistered

Nice..

24. grahaman27

Posts: 364; Member since: Apr 05, 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.

32. juandante

Posts: 679; Member since: Apr 23, 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.

25. Larry_ThaGr81

Posts: 589; Member since: May 26, 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.

26. james1

Posts: 97; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Smart girl, she has a future in technology.

28. 1ceTr0n

Posts: 549; Member since: May 20, 2012

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

29. speckledapple

Posts: 902; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

And it will all be ready in about a decade

35. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

Hahhaa.. right said fred

30. krustyclown841

Posts: 1; Member since: May 20, 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...

31. taikucing unregistered

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

37. DHILLON_ARSH

Posts: 66; Member since: Mar 11, 2013

LEVEL ---> ENDIANN....

40. jamil_m7

Posts: 15; Member since: Oct 16, 2012

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

41. ryq24

Posts: 874; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

A genius and a future billionaire !

42. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

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