Mike Smith

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The Entire History of Steel

From hunks of iron streaking through the sky, to the construction of skyscrapers and megastructures, this is the history of the world's greatest alloy.<p>The story of steel begins long before bridges, I-beams, and skyscrapers. It begins in the stars.<p>Billions of years before humans walked the …

Great Depression

To increase your emotional intelligence, develop these 10 qualities

There are many different kinds of intelligence, and it’s our job to discover what they are and how to integrate them into our lives. Sources of intelligence can be measured in quotients. Most of us are familiar with IQ, or the intelligence quotient, which is primarily associated with our ability to …

Emotional Intelligence

Is the Rise of Contract Workers Killing Upward Mobility?

The use of contract workers is a rising trend among private companies and public entities. Although the practice is intended to save money, …

16 psychological tricks to make people like you immediately

Maybe it's their goofy smile; maybe it's their razor-sharp wit; or maybe it's simply that they're easy to be around. You just like them.<p>But scientists generally aren't satisfied with answers like that, and they've spent years trying to pinpoint the exact factors that draw one person to …

Silicon Valley is on a quest to grow the perfect diamond

For centuries, people have gone to great lengths and extraordinary costs - from the baked Namib Desert to the ice-locked Canadian tundra - to pull …

In the future, your body won’t be buried... you’ll dissolve

The Resomator stands monolithic in the corner of a room in the bowels of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). It's as sterile as a …

Alex Rodriguez

Companies consider blockchain to keep an eye on food

As people become more interested in understanding where their food is coming from, blockchain technologies are being eyed as a way to track and …

The rising advantage of public-private partnerships

In the United States, governments are increasingly turning to public-private partnerships (P3s) to implement public infrastructure works. Here’s why …

Innovation

Culture for a digital age

Risk aversion, weak customer focus, and siloed mind-sets have long bedeviled organizations. In a digital world, solving these cultural problems is no …

Innovation

Microsoft’s Eye Control for Windows 10 is now available for testers

Use the eye-tracking feature in beta if you have a Tobii device<p>It was only yesterday that Microsoft announced a new built-in eye tracking feature for Windows 10, but the company is already interested in getting the accessibility option out in the wild. The latest Windows Insider preview build …

Sony and IBM stuffed 330TB into a palm-sized cartridge

While you weren’t looking, the storage industry has been working on some pretty crazy stuff. Sony announced that it teamed up with IBM Research in Zurich to create a new magnetic tape that can fit 330TB of files in a single palm-sized cartridge that typically could hold only about 15TB.<p>For …

Virgin Hyperloop One: HERE app gives first glimpse at the next-gen transport

Powered by HERE Technologies, the app has been designed to be used for real-time and on-demand travel<p>We've been given the first glimpse at what it …

High-speed Rail

The Truth About Guest Blogging

There’s a tremendous amount of content out there offering advice on how to guest blog, what it can do for you, and the reasons behind it.You’ve …

Want Your Employees to Respect You? Give Them the 1 Thing Most Bosses Never Do

This is a signature trait of the best leaders. It's also a rare commodity and extremely hard to pull off in a business setting.<p>A signature trait of the most likable leaders -- a trait that leads to uncommon loyalty in employees as well as business results -- is one that's extremely hard to pull …

workimprovement

Teamsters convince Congress to block driverless trucks

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters, a union representing 1.4 million members, is fighting tooth-and-nail against the legal implementation of autonomous trucks in the US. Last week it successfully lobbied Congress to place a 10,000 pound weight-limit on current driverless vehicle legislation.<p>…

Autonomous Vehicle

How to Become a More Well-Rounded Leader

For years, when I spoke with CEOs or senior leaders, it was because they were interested in how my consulting firm could help their employees become more engaged, or innovative, or sustainably high-performing. During the past year – and especially the past six months – I’ve been hearing a different …

Leadership

Toyota claims a leap that would vastly increase electric-car range

In an unusual statement, Toyota says it is nearing a breakthrough in a type of lithium-ion battery system that has vexed researchers for decades, and …

With its new feed, Google is preparing for the end of search

Google recently launched a personalized news feed on the company's flagship app, and it will soon rollout to browser versions of <i>google.com</i>.<p>The update …

Common tax mistakes for small businesses

If tax time is a headache for many small business owners, it might help if they thought of it as an after-effect instead.<p>Its cause: letting things slide, accounting-wise, over the previous year.<p>"Setting up proper tax structures and tracking the necessary information – those are the things that …

The Telecommuter’s Dilemma

Why working from home isn’t for everyone<p>In 1995, upon taking over <b>Fortune Magazine</b>, which was then badly in need of an overhaul, the great editor <b>John</b> …

The Workplace

32M employees offered biochip hand implants for work monitoring, payments

The chips can be used to login to PCs, use company machines, and make purchases -- but how many will sign up?<p>Three Square Market (32M) is offering …

Employment

China is using AI to predict who will commit crime next

This sounds a little like <i>Minority Report</i> to us. China is looking into predictive analytics to help authorities stop suspects <i>before</i> a crime is …

Mozilla is crowdsourcing 10,000 hours of audio so anyone can build voice apps

The tech industry is convinced that voice-based interaction will be a big part of our future, and we’ve seen proof of that in AI-powered assistants on our phones and smart speakers. But it’s not easy or cheap to build your own voice recognition system for an app or gadget because that requires …

Artificial Intelligence Smart Assistants: The Next Big Thing in Computing?

We’re almost halfway into 2017 (I know, can you believe it’s end of June already?) and one of the big themes emerging so far is the rise of the AI-powered digital assistants. Rapid improvements in key underlying technologies — voice recognition and natural language processing – are making these …

Artificial Intelligence

43 Embarrassing Grammar Mistakes Even Smart People Make

Like it or not, words, spelling, and punctuation can leave a lasting impression on others. But even the most educated people often unknowingly make these common flubs.<p>When someone uses grammar incorrectly do you make an assumption about his or her intelligence or education? Like it or not, words, …

Language