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Martin DenholmMartin Denholm

, Managing Editor


The Brits Are Out… Here’s the Perfect Post-Brexit Fear Trade

Well, that was an interesting end to the week! Talk about a seismic shift in the world order. The markets are coming off a tumultuous day on Friday, in the wake of Britain’s decision to leave the European Union. As a Brit myself, I’ve obviously had a keen interest in the referendum right from the...

Are We Really As Smart As We Think?

We humans are a smart bunch. At least, we think we are. I mean, we have smartphones, smart watches, smart meters, and smart cars, among other things. Yet, for all this smart stuff, we’re finding it trickier to operate one of our longtime tech mainstays. The television. Far from embracing new-age smart TVs, Greg Miller...

Old-School Tailoring Just Got a Tech Injection

Chalk up another old-school method getting a dose of new-school technology. This time, it’s in the world of fine fashion. More specifically, the art of tailoring. While places like London and Milan are renowned for their tailoring skills in crafting exquisite, made-to-measure suits, Hong Kong is often overlooked as a center of excellence itself. Like...

A Locust-Inspired Robot That Could Save Lives

If it looks like a locust… and boasts the power of a locust, then it’s… … not a locust! But it’s close. Engineers in Israel have harnessed the attributes of the locust and built them into the design for a new robot called Taub. Having examined the jumping ability of the locust, the team used...

Starstream: Turning Bubbles Into Bug-Killers

If you thought ordinary bubbles are just part of a stream of water from your tap, think again. Scientists in England have discovered how to put them to work in a more important way. As a cleaning agent. Using a patented device called Starstream, they infuse ultrasound into a jet of regular cold water –...

A More Flexible, Comfortable Exoskeleton

Of all the recent advances in technology, perhaps none are as impressive as the ones being made in the field of robotics. And when applied to healthcare and physical therapy, there are certainly few other technologies that are more life-changing. Far from apocalyptic predictions that robots will crush mankind and take over the world, we’ve...

Scottish Firm Creating Energy From Whisky

Have a drink… help the planet. That could be the tagline for Celtic Renewables – an intriguing firm that’s combining whisky production with energy generation. Sounds like an odd couple, doesn’t it? Sometimes, though, the best innovations come from the unlikeliest places… And that’s certainly the case here. Whisky: It’s Not Just for Drinking It’s...

Egyptian Builders Create Homes From Trash

Talk about the ultimate recycling program… Builders in the Egyptian capital of Cairo are turning trash into new homes. Specifically, they’re using all manner of discarded or leftover materials – including wood, cement, bricks, plastic bottles, and even old car tires. The man behind the project is Timur al-Hadidi, who’s bought up land in a...

The Most Expensive Beer Ever

In September 2015, Anheuser-Busch InBev SA (BUD) announced that it will buy fellow mega brewer SABMiller Plc (SAB.L) in a deal worth around $110 billion. Three cheers for capitalism, right? Well, if you like your beer options watered down… bottoms up! The proposed merger unites two of the planet’s biggest beer makers under one giant...

New Survey Exposes Stunning Cyber Attack Risks

The figure is staggering… According to a survey by cyber security firm EY, a whopping 88% of global organizations don’t believe their online defenses are good enough to meet their needs. Now, with a figure like that – with a crystal clear majority acknowledging that there’s a problem – you’d think all these firms would...