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Energy Minister Angus Taylor has six pumped hydro projects on his list, and most are better taxpayer investments than the already announced Snowy 2.0 project. AAP Image/Lukas Coch

The government’s electricity shortlist rightly features pumped hydro (and wrongly includes coal)

Twelve power projects are in the running for federal government dollars: six pumped hydro, five gas and one coal. It's clear which one shouldn't be on the list, for economic and environmental reasons.
Just put the phone down, and it’ll charge right up. Wisanu Boonrawd/Shutterstock.com

How wireless recharging works – and doesn’t, yet

Wireless charging is conceptually easy but technically difficult. Devices that can adjust themselves to optimize charging are on the way.
How many times have you heard “get out of the way!” when someone is trying to change the channel? Willemvdk/flickr

Curious Kids: How do remote controls work?

Even the Voyager spacecraft are controlled remotely, 20 billion kilometres away. It takes 20 hours for instructions to travel from Earth to the spacecraft but we can do it -- using a remote.
The poll found stark differences between voting intentions and attitude to energy policy. Shutterstock

47% say prioritise cutting power bills: Ipsos

A new poll reveals many Australians want to cut their electricity bills - but many also want to reduce emissions.

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