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18-year-old’s breakthrough invention can recharge phones in seconds
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Default 18-year-old’s breakthrough invention can recharge phones in seconds - 05-20-2013, 20:23 | posts: 2,185 | Location: Canada

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/05/1...es-in-seconds/

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An 18-year-old science student has made an astonishing breakthrough that will enable mobile phones and other batteries to be charged within seconds rather than the hours it takes today’s devices to power back up.

Saratoga, Calif. resident Eesha Khare made the breakthrough by creating a small supercapacitor that can fit inside a cell phone battery and enable ultra-fast electricity transfer and storage, delivering a full charge in 20-30 seconds instead of several hours.

The nano-tech device Khare created can supposedly withstand up to 100,000 charges, a 100-fold increase over current technology, and it’s flexible enough to be used in clothing or displays on any non-flat surface.

It could also one day be used in car batteries and charging stations not unlike those used by the Tesla Model S, which includes “supercharger” technology that promises to charge vehicles in 30 minutes or less.

“I’m in a daze,” Khare told CBS San Francisco after being honored among the three finalists at the International Science and Engineering Fair in Phoenix over the weekend. “I can’t believe this happened.”

Over 1,600 finalists from around the world competed in the science fair for a $75,000 scholarship grand prize awarded by Intel. Runners-up received $50,000 scholarships.

Khare was the runner-up to 19-year-old Romanian student Gorden E. Moore, who created a low-cost artificial intelligence that can drive vehicles. She tied with Louisiana 17-year-old Henry Wanjune, who figured out new ways to measure dark matter and energy in space.

This video is from CBS San Francisco, aired Saturday, May 18, 2013.
   
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Default 05-20-2013, 20:32 | posts: 2,501 | Location: Netherlands

Damn, clever boys and girls xD
Awesome
   
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Default 05-20-2013, 20:36 | posts: 1,880

another damn great technology that we will never see in real use... Im tired of this
   
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Default 05-20-2013, 21:05 | posts: 1,761 | Location: BBQ Capital of the World

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another damn great technology that we will never see in real use... Im tired of this
+1, very true
   
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Default 05-20-2013, 21:19 | posts: 5,537 | Location: Logd n jst 2 change avatar

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another damn great technology that we will never see in real use... Im tired of this
Unfortunately this was the first thing that came to mind before I even finished reading the title.

Power companies will go broke if it only take a few seconds to charge all of our expensive little 'toys', or they'll just raise the cost of the avg and say it's due to the economy.
   
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Default 05-20-2013, 21:26 | posts: 2,881 | Location: Evans Ga,USA

"19-year-old Romanian student Gorden E. Moore"???

that's the same name as the co-founder of Intel Corporation and the author of Moore's Law.
   
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Default 05-20-2013, 21:28 | posts: 5,480 | Location: Funland aka Happycamp aka Finland

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Unfortunately this was the first thing that came to mind before I even finished reading the title.

Power companies will go broke if it only take a few seconds to charge all of our expensive little 'toys', or they'll just raise the cost of the avg and say it's due to the economy.
The amount of power used is the same regardless of the charge rate.
   
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Default 05-20-2013, 21:29 | posts: 246 | Location: Southern Cal

capacitors are extremely dangerous when broken, they can discharge their voltage instantly, there is almost no chance this would ever end up in someone's pocket. great for military use maybe, but fatal high-current electric shock is not something phone companies would deal with.

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The amount of power used is the same regardless of the charge rate.
oh, well then it seems i have a bit of reading up to do.
   
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Default 05-20-2013, 22:06 | posts: 5,045 | Location: Washington DC

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capacitors are extremely dangerous when broken, they can discharge their voltage instantly, there is almost no chance this would ever end up in someone's pocket. great for military use maybe, but fatal high-current electric shock is not something phone companies would deal with.
Yes but how many people are going to carry around their cellphone with the battery split open while they are touching the capacitor?
   
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Default 05-20-2013, 22:13 | posts: 4,410 | Location: Spain

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Yes but how many people are going to carry around their cellphone with the battery split open while they are touching the capacitor?
me, this is the next step over unplugging USBs un-safely, i live in the edge .


Imo it looks good if it can be implemented in real world, and anyways, if it's only for military uses, its vgood too (not only military affected of course, just that kind of devices).
   
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Default 05-20-2013, 22:18 | posts: 1,780 | Location: Pennsylvania

Damn this would be great technology. Too bad that we wont get to see it. I hope that we do. This could help tablets as well or any mobile device. This could really help business users.
   
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Default 05-20-2013, 22:38 | posts: 19,079 | Location: New Jersey, USA

my phone takes a couple of hours to charge ac and if I do it by usb sometimes its not fully charged. a few seconds would be freaking great
   
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Default 05-20-2013, 23:14 | posts: 4,304 | Location: MI, USA

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The amount of power used is the same regardless of the charge rate.
If it's more efficient (which I highly doubt) it would use even less technically. I'd imagine that there must be a lot of heat.

Hang on a second though, I thought capacitors don't store power very well.

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Default 05-21-2013, 11:54 | posts: 1,056 | Location: Somewhere in Scotland

Brilliant idea!
But it's the 'capacitor' bit that puzzles me.
These things can discharge in a microsecond, with a whole lot of heat produced.
Or will we be seeing a sort of flip-flop effect with this battery?
   
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Default 05-21-2013, 12:36 | posts: 1,886 | Location: Doncaster, England

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capacitors are extremely dangerous when broken, they can discharge their voltage instantly, there is almost no chance this would ever end up in someone's pocket. great for military use maybe, but fatal high-current electric shock is not something phone companies would deal with.
Oooh, bet they haven't thought of that.
   
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Default 05-21-2013, 19:29 | posts: 4,572 | Location: Finland / Helsinki

if its based on capasitors, then idea is already old. Im more concerned how normal battery woud take all power in in few secs. Heat woud make it explode.


   
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if made larger could this be used as a weapon?

perhaps a bomb trigger from the heat release
   
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capacitors are extremely dangerous when broken, they can discharge their voltage instantly, there is almost no chance this would ever end up in someone's pocket. great for military use maybe, but fatal high-current electric shock is not something phone companies would deal with.
Gasoline is very dangerous when it catches on fire and yet we still have hundreds of millions of vehicles with it on board.
   
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Default 05-21-2013, 23:02 | posts: 9,769 | Location: UK

Either the capacitor is the battery (and it has exceptionally low leakage) or the capacitor is trickle charging the battery for a few hours.
If it is trickle charging a battery, it doesnt make sense to do it quickly as that wears the battery out much faster and wastes power generating heat.

No matter which, the potential for failure with a bad consequence is high imo.
The capacitor has got to store a lot of power.
It will need to be waterproof, maybe they are using that new spray on coating?
If it can discharge very quickly through a fault or after being damaged, it will generate high voltage and a lot of heat.
Perhaps they have a method of feeding short circuits through a large foil strip or something similar that can absorb/spread the power & heat over a large area, preventing shock & burns to the phone internals and user?
   
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Gasoline is very dangerous when it catches on fire and yet we still have hundreds of millions of vehicles with it on board.
Well, I could agree and disagree at the same time. Sure gasoline will flame up and all if it's set on fire... but it doesn't necessarily explode unless it can build up pressure. It probably could build up some pressure in a gas tank, but it definitely isn't the same as carrying a bomb around. Lots of flames is always bad though
   
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Default 05-22-2013, 05:31 | posts: 3,657 | Location: USA

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capacitors are extremely dangerous when broken, they can discharge their voltage instantly, there is almost no chance this would ever end up in someone's pocket. great for military use maybe, but fatal high-current electric shock is not something phone companies would deal with.
the military would try to find a way to make it weapon too, there good for that among spending our taxes on other countries
   
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the military would try to find a way to make it weapon too, there good for that among spending our taxes on other countries
Capacitors are useful when you're building pulse lasers. Principle usage is in science though. If something isn't working in science, just add lasers.
   
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Default 05-22-2013, 07:45 | posts: 58 | Location: jakarta 10320

heatbuild up can be cope with putting the battrey into freezer for about 2 mins before and maybe after
   
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You jest surely?
   
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