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Teen's Invention Charges Phones In 20 Seconds (VIDEO)

21/05/2013 09:57 BST | Updated 20/07/2013 10:12 BST

Charging mobile phones is one of those inconvenient niggles which makes you forget you're living in an age when carrying around a hyper-powerful digital computer in your pocket is normal.

So a new invention that promises to one day charge your phone completely in as little as 20 seconds is naturally pretty exciting.

The idea is the work of an Indian-American teenager Eesha Khare, who received $50,000 from the Intel Foundation Young Scientist Award for the idea.

Take a look at how it works, above.