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💰The future of holiday work: There was a time when school kids would sell lemonade to earn pocket money. Today, they make money with selling non-fungible tokens (NFTs)! During the school holidays, a 12-year-old London youngster made around £290,000 by creating a series of pixelated artworks called Weird Whales. BBC →
🪐 Lost in the wind: Scientists have long believed that most of the water on Mars, which was once as warm and wet as the Earth, has been lost to outer space. Now, new research indicates that dust storms, which regularly consume the red planet, have played a significant role in the drying out process. SciTechDaily →
₿ New sales record: Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) collectable CryptoPunks has made history as the second project to surpass $1B in trade volume. It’s now on a par with Axie Infinity, which has raised $1.6B to date and surpassed the $1B sales mark in early August. Decrypt →
🪵 Wood replica: Making wood without cutting trees? Passionate about forests, 21-year old Gabe Tavas has won a prestigious award for his invention — a sustainable, petroleum-free, wood-like substance made from kombucha that, in time, could allow many more trees to be preserved. Electrek →
📈 Chip shortage continues: Price increases in electronics seem likely to continue. The biggest chipmaker in the world has just announced that it is planning to increase its prices by between 10 and 20%, which could have a knock-on impact for all kinds of electronic products. The Verge →
💋 Swipe no more: Dating apps generally operate on the same (often uninspiring!) model: Users upload a few photos and fill out a bio. Potential dates look at the profiles and swipe left to reject or right to express interest. If two people swipe right on the app, they match and may go on a date. Now, online dating is about to become highly interactive, giving users the chance to create far more meaningful connections. CNBC →
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