Waiting for your smartphone to charge may be a thing of the past -- thanks to a high school student.
Saratoga, California teen Eesha Khare has developed a tiny device that fits inside cell phone batteries, allowing them to fully charge within 20-30 seconds.
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Khare won a $50,000 prize Friday at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for creating the energy storage device, according to Intel, which sponsors the event.
According to CNN , the device can pack a lot of energy into a tiny space, allowing smartphones to charge faster and hold energy longer.
Khare told NBC News she invented the device because her batteries always died too fast. She says her gadget can last for 10,000 charge-recharge cycles, compared with 1,000 cycles for conventional rechargeable batteries.
Khare's invention won the Intel Foundation Young Scientist Award at the fair, conducted this week in Phoenix, Ariz.
For more information about the event and other prize winners, click here or go to http://intel.ly/S8hYJN
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