Kick-Ass Chick Of The Week: 18-Year-Old Eesha Khare Invents A 30-Second Phone-Charging Device

Among the mighty feats that MTV’s Girl Code” accomplishes is empowering its viewers to laugh off their insecurities and embrace their inner superstar. There’s a kick-ass chick in all of us, so each week, we’re shining the spotlight on one newsworthy woman who deserves a standing ovation. And some cake. Cake is good. Take a look at our latest pick!

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Eesha Khare shows off her groundbreaking invention.

When Lynbrook High School student Eesha Khare set out to make a scientific discovery that could change the world, she knew she should start with a cause close to her heart. And what’s closer to a teenage girl’s heart than her cellphone?

The 18-year-old Saratoga, Calif., resident concentrated her efforts on the lackluster energy storage devices currently available to consumers, and invented one of her own that can charge cell phones in under 30 seconds. It’s also small enough to fit inside the phone. So how exactly does it work? The “supercapacitor” crams a ton of energy into a tiny space, which makes it capable of holding and sustaining more battery power than any celly. You know, like when you squeeze eight of your friends into your Civic, and the high-decibel giggling practically revs the engine. (Or maybe that’s just your lead foot.)

Eesha’s invention made waves mid-May at Intel’s International Science and Engineering Fair in Phoenix, where she beat out over 1,600 other finalists from around the world, earning a cool $50K to put toward college. When NBC News asked what inspired her, Eesha simply explained, “My cellphone battery always dies.” Geniuses: They’re just like us!

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