Seems unbelievable! or too good to be true -- but exciting
18-year-old Eesha Khare of Saratoga, California won the Intel Foundation Young Scientist Award on Friday at Intel’s International Science Fair.
The award comes with $50,000 in prize money… and Eesha won it for something she invented because she was sick of her cell phone dying all the time.
She designed and built something called a supercapacitor… which is an energy storage device. Basically, it’s a new kind of battery. Instead of taking hours to fully charge your phone, Eesha’s invention can do it in 20 to 30 seconds!
It, also, lasts 10 times longer than normal cell phone batteries. And it can be recharged up to 10,000 times… compared to 1,000 times like the most current rechargeable batteries.
Anyways.. we have to rely on the younger generation to save us. Apparently our "seasoned" scientist can't think outside the box as well.
Jack Andraka has created a pancreatic cancer test that is 168 times faster and considerably cheaper than the gold standard in the field. He has applied for a patent for his test and is now carrying out further research at Johns Hopkins University in the US city of Baltimore.
And he did it by using Google.
The Maryland native, who won $75,000 at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in May for his creation, cites search engines and free online science papers as the tools that allowed him to create the test.
The BBC's Matt Danzico sat down with the teenager, who said the idea came to him when he was "chilling out in biology class" Watch the video! Kid is awesome.
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