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TODAY   |  May 20, 2013

Teen’s device charges a phone in 20 seconds

Eesha Khare, an 18-year old high school student, has invented an energy storage device that charges in about 20 seconds and is smaller than a cell phone battery. Her invention has gotten the attention of Google.

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>>> finally we've all been there. how about this, somewhere like here in hawaii and look down and only got one bar of batteries left on your cell phone . well if you're looking for a faster way to charge cell phones , the long wait may be over. apparently we've got an invention from an 18-year-old high school student from california, her name is eisha carr and she won $50,000 in an international science fair for inventing an energy storage device that fully charges in about 20 seconds. she calls it a super capacitor , and she has attracted the attention of google, apparently they've been in contact with her about that invention. maybe they'll pay her $1 billion something.

>> that's unbelievable. good for her.