10 Most Amazing Innovations From India
A Stanford academic, Balaji Srinivasan co-founded genetic-testing company—Counsyl that helps prospective parents to test their risks of passing on genetic conditions to their future children. Before he co-founded Counsyl, Srinivasan taught data mining, statistics, and computational biology in the Department of Statistics at Stanford University. His name has been featured in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine, Nature Biotechnology, and Nature Reviews Genetics. The company is testing around 3 to 4 percent of all births in the U.S. So with 4 million births per year, that would put them at around 120,000 to 160,000 tests annually.
Eesha Khare, an 18-year-old Indian-American girl has invented a super-capacitor device that could potentially charge cellphone in less than 20 seconds. Khare was awarded the Young Scientist Award by the Intel Foundation after developing the tiny device that fits inside mobile phone batteries, which could allow them to charge within 20-30 seconds. The so-called super-capacitors, a gizmo can pack a lot of energy into a tiny space, charges quickly and holds its charge for a long time. For her outstanding invention, Khare has been awarded $50,000 for developing the tiny device and has also attracted the attention of tech giant Google for her potentially revolutionary invention.
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