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September 2015

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Cover Stories

Li-ion batteries: Energy revolution
Li-ion batteries: Energy revolution

The race to build a better battery will revolutionise the way we all use energy.

Ecocapsule: New-wave compact living
Ecocapsule: New-wave compact living

The Ecocapsule is the future of compact living. It is life in a nutshell.

Life off the grid: Suburbia unplugged
Life off the grid: Suburbia unplugged

Springtime in Joburg’s leafy Parkhurst is greener than ever this year: Telkom’s gone and Eskom’s next as smart suburbia blooms.

Future ready homes: home entertainment
Future ready homes: home entertainment

Home theatre used to be about hiring a video. Now, smart design is putting audiovisual entertainment in every room in the house and integrating it with everything from lightin

Podcasting 101
Podcasting 101

It’s never been easier to tell the world what you think. Here are the things you have to do right if you want it to listen.


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Your essential (and exciting!) guide to everyday chemistry and physics.


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