Sometimes the greatest innovations come from where you least expect it. Normally we expect a large company to advertise a product or a new way of doing things to marvel and wonder, but sometimes such innovations can come from a 18 year old student. What that entails is small in size, but with huge potential consequences: supercapacitors.
Eesha Kare was presented to a project fair organized by Intel, dedicated to the discovery of young talents who will soon work in the industry with innovations that sooner or later we will use in our lives. Her project, a supercapacitor, took one of the awards given by Intel, so we know that there is something more input than it seems at first.
And what if they ar,. Such supercapacitors, would create a much more efficient batteries to be included within these, at levels much higher than today. For example, Intel speaks recharge times between 20 and 30 seconds. But usually the problem is that they are quick supercapacitors for energy, but also to spend it, and so far only feasible for systems that require little energy in a short time, something that characterizes the smartphones. Kare’s innovation is in the nano-structure of these capacitors, allowing them to handle more power.
We do not know if some day we will see this innovation in our smartphones and tablets, but what is certain is that with people like Kare Eesha innovating and always looking for the next way of doing things, the future looks very good.
Update: It never fails. If there is talent there is Google to try to take advantage, and that’s what happened to Eesha Kare, who already has been contacted by the company led by Larry Page. We do not know whether these contacts have borne fruit and this student has secured a job at Google, but in any case it is clear that her invention has potential, so not only Intel, but now Google is interested in her talent.