A Japanese company could have the solution for people stranded during a disaster who need to power up their cellphones and dial for help. Imagine a gadget that could charge a cellphone from a simple campfire. The Hatsuden-Nabe thermo-electric cookpot turns heat from boiling water into electricity.
Yes, we have all had this problem – the battery charger was just a couple of inches too short for us to put the phone on the desk so we had to leave it on desk’s corner. And then you know what happend next.