Innovation

Bored Apes

NFTs are down — as are sports stars who bought them

AMERICAN football wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr holds the dubious distinction of being the athlete who has lost the most money on NFTs. Following the...
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AI at the easel: Can machines make art?

By REESE JONES THE ART community took a jolt when an “artbot” won first place at a Colorado State Fair competition in August. Jason Allen admitted...
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Boutique offices are the new trend

By JOHN DROVER THE JLL Future of Work survey found that 75 percent of commercial real estate leaders believe that flexible working patterns are critical...
Kitepower kite

‘Greener’ wind power — but military potential clouds motivation

CEO starts a pan-European crowdfunding bid to advance airborne power generator MOBILE wind turbines tether a sea container to a kite, which turns in a...
Satellite Vu 2nd SpaceX Launch

SpaceX launch for British climate satellite programme

BRITISH Earth-observation company Satellite Vu has signed another SpaceX launch contract for further thermal data collection. Its mid-wave infrared (MWIR) imaging satellite will be launched...
Businessman on tightrope. Business vulnerability illustration

Vulnerability: the heartbeat of creativity and innovation

By CHRIS PATON THE NUMBER of UK businesses forced to close in the last quarter was 137,210 — 23 percent up on the same period...
Anna Jenkins, floral tributes, Tik Tok

TikTok now a dead cert for SME owners post-pandemic

MILLENNIAL entrepreneur Anna Jenkins creates bespoke flower tributes for funerals and sells them on TikTok. She also does weddings and baby showers, but funerals...
Lost Boys brewery, George and Jordan

St Albans’ Lost Boys Brewery: finding the path to beer glory

By HAL WILLIAMS LIKE many of the UKs great craft beer manufacturers, the Lost Boys Brewery started as a homebrew. Four co-founders — George Sanderson (head...
Metaverse, woman, globe

Is your business metaverse-ready..?

By PETER GOULD The long awaited New Normal brings with it challenges and changes that are having immediate and profound effects on business. Many industries were...
Polzyme mulch

Dirty rotten plastic? Biodegradable film cuts pollution and costs

A new Spanish firm hopes to end agricultural plastic waste with an environmentally friendly product. HAL WILLIAMS speaks to the founders… PLASTIC is pretty much...