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18-year-old Eesha Khare of Saratoga, California won the Intel Foundation Young Scientist Award on Friday, at Intel's International Science Fair. (Saratoga is 13 miles southwest of San Jose.)
The award comes with $50,000 in prize money . . . and Eesha won it for something she invented because she was sick of her cell phone dying all the time.
She designed and built something called a supercapacitor . . . which is an energy storage device. Basically, it's a new kind of battery. Instead of taking hours to fully charge your phone, Eesha's invention can do it in 20 or 30 seconds.
It ALSO lasts 10 times longer than normal cell phone batteries. And it can be recharged up to 10,000 times . . . compared to 1,000 times like most current rechargeable batteries.
(NEWSER) – A two-mile-wide tornado touched down near Oklahoma City today, leveling the suburb of Moore and leaving at least 91 confirmed dead, reports ABC News. "It is absolutely devastating, this is horrific," Oklahoma Lt. Governor Todd Lamb said. "We're going to have fatalities. ... We're going to have significant injuries. ... We just don't know what those numbers are. Schools have been hit, a hospital has been hit, businesses have been flattened, neighborhoods have been wiped away—we don't have the numbers in yet but it is going to be significant and it is going to be horrific."
Seventy-five students were sheltered in one local elementary school, clinging to the walls as the tornado passed over, KFOR reports. Another elementary school received a "direct hit," reports ABC. "Cinderblocks and everything collapsed on them but they were underneath so that kind of saved them a little bit, but I mean they were trapped in there," said one boy, who sheltered in a bathroom. The National Weather Service says the tornado rating was at least EF4, which means winds of 166 to 200 miles per hour.
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