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World's first thorium reactor ready to be built for cheaper, safer nuclear energy

World's first thorium reactor ready to be built for cheaper, safer nuclear energy

By 16 July 2014

Plans for a thorium nuclear reactor have been finished meaning the world's first should be built by 2016. Unlike current nuclear power stations, that use uranium, the thorium plant won't use a material that can be weaponised. It would also mean there... >>

Smappee claims its energy monitor pays for itself in a year with power savings

Smappee claims its energy monitor pays for itself in a year with power savings

By 11 July 2014

Smart homes mean gadgets that communicate, but at what cost? More power drain is coming as the home gets smarter and Smappee is here to let you know what's draining power and where. Smappee claims it'll be able to cut £2.8 billion from UK energy bills.... >>

Duracell Bunny is lit up using discarded batteries (video)

Duracell Bunny is lit up using discarded batteries (video)

By 19 October 2012

Duracell has constructed a 6ft 3in illuminating model of its Duracell Bunny, using discarded devices and presumed to be dead batteries. The project is designed to highlight how many batteries are thrown away before they run out of juice. The bumper bunny... >>

Solio Magnesium Edition rechargeable solar power pack review
4 out of 5

Solio Magnesium Edition rechargeable solar power pack review

By 8 October 2008

We first looked at the Solio Magnesium with the slight suspicion, because on paper, it appears to be too good to be true. When we looked at the Solio Classic, we found this to be the case – it promised a lot, but didn’t deliver it in the timescale... >>