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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.
Would these power lines have weathered the storm if they were underground? Reuters/Jonathan Bachman

Why doesn’t the U.S. bury its power lines?

Hurricanes Michael and Florence have knocked power out for millions of people. Burying power lines could help but the costs are high.
Rather than fade into the night, coal plants could stick around longer under Trump’s proposal. Duke Energy

Trump’s coal plan – neither clean nor affordable

Trump's energy plan may meet the letter of the law but the Affordable Clean Energy Plan reflects the administration's clear agenda to move slowly or not at all on climate change.

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