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A guide to heat pump clothes dryers

Posted by June 1st 2018

Heat pump dryers are often name-dropped as the best appliance for drying your clothes. So how energy-efficient are they?


The robot that can make IKEA furniture

Posted by May 30th 2018

Flicking through numerous pages of instructions and becoming increasingly frustrated as you try to build your furniture could become a thing of the past. That’s because scientists from the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore (NTU Singapore) …


What your roof says about your home

Posted by April 9th 2018

Roofing is vital to a comfortable living space. Plus, they add a unique sense of charm and character to your home. But when it comes time to renovate, the humble roof is often neglected in …


IKEA reveals plans to open 30 new stores in Australia

Posted by June 14th 2018

Get ready for more meatballs, flatpack furniture and weekends walking around large warehouses, with retail giant IKEA revealing plans to open more than 30 new stores across Australia. In the next 20 years, Australia will see …


Gift cards given extended expiry dates

Posted by May 30th 2018

Grocery giant Woolworths has announced that it is removing expiry dates from its gift cards, as new legislation is set to force retailers to extend expiration dates to at least three years. While a convenient gift …


Why sleeping in a dark room is better for your health

Posted by May 30th 2018

Even if you’re afraid of the dark, it might be time to turn off the lights and invest in blockout curtains, according to new research. A study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology has found …


The tooth sensor that tracks what you eat

Posted by May 10th 2018

Scientists have developed a miniaturised sensor that can be fitted to a tooth to monitor your alcohol, sugar and salt intake. The 2mm-by-2mm device, devised by researchers at the Tufts University School of Engineering in the …


Unhealthy diets impacted by supermarket catalogues

Posted by March 26th 2018

The average Australian diet has become a reflection of what we see in supermarket catalogues, according to a new study. Big supermarket chains, including Coles, Woolworths, ALDI and IGA, have been found to advertise junk food …


Australia fails dental report card with poor oral health

Posted by May 10th 2018

Australia has failed its first national oral health check-up, with data showing almost half of adults don’t brush their teeth twice a day. The Oral Health Tracker report, released by the Australian Dental Association and the …