Eesha Khare, an eighteen-year-old student, invented a super-capacitor that has the capability to charge phones or other gadgets in a mere 30-seconds. It’s designed to fit directly inside a battery – in addition rapid charging, it also lasts ten times longer than other existing devices. Continue reading for a video and more information.

Khare’s project is based upon the work of Xihong Lu, et. al., with one of the proponents in the study, Dr. Yat Li, supervising her as she used the laboratory equipment of the University of California Santa Cruz. Khare’s superconductor won her $50,000 at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, which she will be using “to go to college and to keep making a lot of scientific advancements.” It looks like she’s off to a great start!