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Teen's invention revolutionizes the battery

Imagine being able to charge your phone in 20 seconds.  Or having a battery that can survive 10,000 charges compared to today's 1,000 charges per battery.

This is all a reality now because of 18 year old Eesha Khare, a high school student in Saratoga, CA.  She created her invention because her cell phone was always losing charge.  So Eesha created a supercapacitator which is incredibly small, fast charging, and as she says, "It is also flexible, so it can be used in rollup displays and clothing and fabric."

Her invention earned her the "Intel Foundation Young Scientist Award" and $50,000.

 



And that's what's good,

Jon

Charlotte Bobcats and Miami Heat duke it out in Raleigh

Raleigh erupted on Tuesday night when the Charlotte Bobcats and Miami Heat came to town!  The Good World News team was there to see the action along with 18,000 screaming fans.  There were also several celebrities that attended including Coach K and the Beige Brothers.

It was wonderful that the NBA teams went to Raleigh's PNC Arena instead of playing at the Bobcats' regular home in Charlotte.  The place was packed and full of energy.  One kid was almost in tears because he was so close to LeBron. 

This was definitely a night to remember in Raleigh, NC.  The home arena of the Hurricanes and NC State was more than happy to host the two NBA teams for the special event.

Thanks for coming to town!!

 

Peace & Love,

Jon

- The Good World News

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Costa Rica & Honduras propose better protection for hammerheads

Environment officials from Costa Rica and Honduras on Thursday proposed protections for scalloped hammerhead sharks under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).

“The time has come to regulate international trade of endangered hammerhead sharks,” said Ana Lorena Guevara, Costa Rica’s environment vice minister, while participating at a minister’s council of the Central American Commission on Environment and Development (CCAD) in Honduras from May 9-11.

Scalloped hammerheads are listed as endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). They are in high demand for shark fin soup and account for about 4 percent of all shark fins in international trade.

Government delegates from the 175 CITES member countries will vote on the hammerhead and other possible shark protection proposals at next year’s meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, which will take place March 3-15 in Thailand.

 

 

 

"Costa Rica and Honduras propose better protection for hammerhead sharks". Tico Times . 14 May 2012. Web. 

View original article at ticotimes.net:

http://www.ticotimes.net/Current-Edition/News-Briefs/Costa-Rica-and-Honduras-propose-better-protection-for-hammerhead-sharks_Monday-May-14-2012

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