18-year-old Eesha Khare of Saratoga, California created a supercapacitor that could soon charge your phone in as little as 20 seconds! Furthermore, she says this new technology will last for 10,000 charging cycles, compared to a battery's 1,000 charge cycles! The high school student won the Intel Foundation Young Scientist Award at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Phoenix, Arizona this May, and she will be starting college at Harvard University this fall. Here is a video from CNN about her invention:
Read more about Eesha's incredible technological achievement in the article Teen's invention could charge your phone in 20 seconds from NBC News. They have a great video about her linked to that article as well!