The smartphone battery is one part of our phones that’s fallen a bit behind the technological curve. An Android device can give you answers before you even ask a question, it can register input without actually being touched, or it can make a visually appealing clip out of photos and videos with almost no work from you, but it’s you’re always going to have to worry about charging it at least once a day, with relatively few exceptions. Well, 18 year old Eesha Khare looked into a way to minimize that problem by developing a supercapacitor that can charge phones in under 30 seconds for this year’s Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.
Naturally, something that impressive was bound to catch some attention, and Google has apparently contacted Khare about the technology. She hasn’t disclosed any specifics about what Google has talked to her about, but she has said that she didn’t want to sell her work just yet. The technology she’s working on right now is already built to hold 10,000 charge-recharge cycles, which is 10 times more than the standard battery in our phones today. Needless to say, it’s easy to see why Google would want to figure out how to implement that type of technology in their own devices. Hopefully this won’t be the last of Khare we see in the near future.