I have several thoughts, some of them not so smart.A California teen’s invention could potentially knock down cellphone-charging time to a superfast 20 seconds.So far, the energy-storage device has powered only an LED light, but it has the potential to do much more.
The future certainly looks bright for 18-year-old Eesha Khare, who pocketed a $50,000 prize for the Young Scientist award from the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Phoenix, Ariz., for her tiny and possibly revolutionary device.
Khare sees the device as potentially powering car batteries, cellphones or any electronics that could use a rechargeable battery.
1. Batteries charge fast now. Why would she need batteries to charge faster when she could concentrate her efforts on curing a social ill?
2. the $50,000 cash was a huge incentive and added credibility to her resume.
3. I think this shows how the economy naturally works toward efficiency.
4. There should be a shift in Marginal Social Benefit curve to the right.
5. In emergency situations such as a tornado, people displaced by the storm will have greater ability to reach loved ones faster.
6. Is this invention like the car that go farther on a gallon of gasoline? In other words, will people demand more devices that use batteries thus increasing the need for faster battery chargers?
7. This invention shows what I've said all along. Each generation is smarter than the one before it.