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Teen Girl Invents Insanely Fast Battery Charger

New supercapacitor could charge phone in 30 seconds

(Newser) - Prepare to feel inadequate: 18-year-old California student Eesha Khare has created a supercapacitor that could recharge a cellphone battery in 30 seconds. The invention won her $50,000 in the Society for Science & the Public's huge international science fair, beating out more than 1,600 others from over... More »

Scientists Roll Out Paper Batteries

We're hoping for fold-able cell phones

(Newser) - Scientists have come up with a paper-like substance that can act as a power source, Scientific American reports. The thin, flexible substance—composed of cellulose, carbon nanotubes, and liquid salts—can be used as both a battery and a supercapacitor, which can deliver quick bursts of high power. What's more,... More »

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