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Thursday, May 23, 2013

Inspiration: California Teen Invents Device that Could Charge a Cell Phone in 20 Seconds

I love stories like these.  They always inspire me and show what is possible.

From SFGate's article

"Eesha Khare is the mind behind a super-powerful and tiny gizmo that packs more energy into a small space, delivers a charge more quickly, and holds that charge longer than the typical battery. Khare showed off her so-called super-capacitor last week at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Phoenix, Ariz. In her demonstration, she showed it powering a light-emitting diode, or LED light, but the itty-bitty device could fit inside cell phone batteries, delivering a full charge in 20-30 seconds. It takes several hours for the average cell phone to fully charge."

It makes me wonder what more kids could do if education was more about projects, ingenuity and creativity, instead of textbooks, facts and tests.

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