We are living in an age where smartphones and smart devices have engulfed us all, but the one area which still happens to remain the most debatable is the devices battery life which for some (unfortunate) reason still happens to remain their Achilles heel. With new and powerful devices on an all time high, their manufacturer’s are still in the process of coming up with a battery that is powerful enough to last a user not just a whole day but also at the same time is energy efficient as well.
We all know what the future has in store for us but from the looks of things, the future might just be here thanks to Miss Eesha Khare, an 18 year old tech student from Saratoga, California who created an energy storage project that also won her the Intel Foundation Young Scientist Award of $50,000 at the Intel Science and Engineering Fair. The reason for which Miss Khare was bestowed with this accolade is due to her brilliance in the field of conserving energy in a small nano supercapoctor which is small enough to fit inside a cellphone’s battery and charge it fully within close to 30 seconds. Sound surprised ? We were too.
Eesha developed a tiny supercapcitor that is small enough to fit inside a cellphone battery and charge it fully within 30 seconds. Whats interesting is the fact that this little work of genius is capable of lasting 10,000 recharge cycles (as opposed to 1,000 in standard lithium ion batteries), and can easily fold, bend, or roll up, while still retaining its “electro chemical properties.” Besides just smartphones and tablets, this technology could also be applied to even higher capacity batteries like those found in automobiles. Taking into consideration the everyday heavy usage of all these power hungry devices, this new found innovation could just be the one heading towards the right direction. Congratulations to Miss Khare !!
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