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 The task set by a food blogger seemed deceptively simple: Eat real food for a month.More than 900 people signed up for the challenge, and some were confident that it would not be difficult...
I enjoyed following the series on the Ready Made blog about going a week without various environmental harms. They've previously done plastic and this week, attention was turned to processed...
LED monitor on a smart meter
The smart meter roll out in Victoria has been nothing if controversial. One of the often overlooked potential features of the scheme is the ability for consumers to be able to monitor what they are...
Ever since I read about Google's new service for measuring power consumption, Powermeter, I wanted to try it, whatever your opinions on what Google might do with your data, it can't be denied...
Well it's been interesting so far. I bought up a heap of suitable food with the aim of cooking up a storm but predictably, I haven't been home all week! (Rest assured I have been...
I was intrigued to find this solar powered table made by Intelligent Forms Design. It can be used to power personal devices such as laptops, ipods and the like. The wheels mean it is easily portable...
Saving stand-by power is a very important component of household energy efficiency. Products not turned off at the switch can use a significant amount of standby power and nobody likes using power...
Consumers are constantly being advised these days to reduce our standby power usage. However it is not always simple to reach behind your appliances and turn the switch off, or even to remember to...
We recently participated in Zero Carbon Moreland's draught proofing initiative for residents of Moreland. We have done a lot of draught proofing ourselves but it's always good to get an 'expert'...
Valvecosy cutaway
If you remember that great bit of nana technology the “tea cosy” you’ll understand that by insulating a tea pot it keeps the water hot for longer. However have you considered how...