Your Coffee Can Now Charge Your Phone Because Magic Is Real

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Your coffee can bring you back to life, but did you know it might be able to do the very same thing for your cellphone? This may sound like some serious wizardry, but it's actually ~science~ and it will make you rethink everything you know about your AM beverage.

When you pour a cup of coffee into a mug, the heat that emits off of it has energy. Though you may know that from chemistry, you probably didn't think that a piping hot mug could be useful to your actual life. Fortunately two Copenhagen design students, Sergey Komardenkov and Vihanga Gore, did think about that, and invented a table that will use that energy to charge your cell. The table is appropriately called "Heat Harvest," and it's totally sustainable: no more wasted electricity when you could be using heat.

The Heat Harvest table has sensors that pick up heat through conduction, and pretty much any household item can work, from a hot pan to a laptop to your morning cup of joe. The sensors use that energy to power electronic devices, similarly to how a wireless charger does. Of course, that's the short version, but you can check out the video that explains all of the nuances of the project:No word yet on when this table might be on the market, but this is totally the way of the future.
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