OPINION - Tech & Science Daily podcast: Energy discounts for millions of vulnerable Brits

The energy price cap might drop below the £3,000 mark as early as April (Andrew Matthews/PA) (PA Archive)
The energy price cap might drop below the £3,000 mark as early as April (Andrew Matthews/PA) (PA Archive)
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The UK’s energy regulator has proposed electricity and gas bill discounts for millions of vulnerable Brits to help soften the impact of the cost-of-living crisis.

The boss of Ofgem Jonathan Brearley said he has been talking with ministers about offering cheaper “social tariffs” to people on low incomes.

Meanwhile the National Grid activates its energy protocol this evening, with millions of homes and businesses paid to cut back power use from 5 to 6pm, to prevent blackouts.

A team of researchers at Imperial College London have been using motion-capture technology more commonly used for films like Avatar, to track the onset of some diseases.

Dr Aldo Faisal, a professor at the university’s bioengineering department tells Tech & Science Daily how the technology works.

The creator of a menstrual hygiene kit designed for women who like to camp, hike and go on adventures has told Tech & Science Daily there is a real need for education around the use of period products in remote locations.

Erin Reid, the founder of LU Innovations, has invented a kit designed to help cut the risk of infections, infertility, and toxic shock syndrome.

World of Warcraft is being taken offline in China, impacting millions of players across the country.

The RPG is managed by operator Netease in the country, but its contract with the creators of the game Blizzard is coming to an end.

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