No more cell phone charging nightmares. Soon we’ll be able to charge our phones in a matter of seconds! No, this is not a hoax, but an invention by Eesha Khare, 18, of Saratoga, California. Eesha received the Intel Foundation Young Scientist Award of $50,000 for the invention of a tiny energy-storage device which makes this seemingly impracticable task possible.
ÍslendigaApp: An App That Lets Icelanders To Bump Phones to Make Sure They Aren’t Related Before Sex (Video)
In an island nation of just 300,000 people, sleeping with distant relatives may be inevitable in Iceland. Saving themselves from such a tasteless act, software engineers in Iceland have used publicly available genealogy data to create ÍslendigaApp, a mobile Android app which allows its users to bump their phones together to check if they are blood-related before making any traumatic mistake. When a match is too close, the device will sound off an “inc*st alarm,” notifying the two users that they should probably keep their clothes on.
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