Michiel de Kock

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Why Everyone Must Get Ready For The 4th Industrial Revolution

First came steam and water power; then electricity and assembly lines; then computerization… So what comes next?<p>Some call it the fourth industrial revolution, or industry 4.0, but whatever you call it, it represents the combination of cyber-physical systems, the Internet of Things, and the Internet …

Manufacturing

Sibanye CEO says seismic events a fact of life for South Africa mines

Earthquakes such as the one in which seven miners died last month in South Africa are impossible to predict and a fact of life for deep level …

Earth's Magnetic Field is A Ruthless, Solar-Wind-Shredding Machine

As Earth cruises through the black sea of space at about 67,000 mph (108,000 km/h), the planet's magnetic field pushes aside solar wind — the …

New insight into Earth's crust, mantle and outer core interactions

A new study by the University of Liverpool, in collaboration with the Universities of Lancaster and Oslo, sheds light on a longstanding question that …

How To Create A Brilliant, Creative Résumé That Distinguishes You From Peers

A memorable résumé isn’t only about presentation, but also about what’s included inside its contents.<br>In this helpful career advice piece from …

Earth's Magnetic Field Is Drifting Westward, and Nobody Knows Why

Over the 400 years or so that humans have been measuring Earth's magnetic field, it has drifted inexorably to the west. Now, a new hypothesis …

INFOGRAPHIC: 7 Excel tricks everyone should know

Lifehacker AU is never one to shy away from doling out handy Microsoft Excel spreadsheet tips.<p>Chances are you’ve had to deal in spreadsheets for as …

10 Nonfiction Books That Make Great Conversation Starters At Parties And On Dates

Is there anybody in the world that actually likes small talk? For me, the best way to blow past that awkward phase of chit-chat is to bring up a …

Yes, Earth's magnetic poles can flip. But they probably won't anytime soon.

But they might wobble.<p>Earth is kind of overdue to see its magnetic field pull a 180 and reverse on itself. Certainly a lot of people are expecting this to happen any day now. But according to a new study published Monday in the <i>Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences</i>, the magnetic field …

Earth Science

Der Nordpol bleibt, wo er ist

• Alle 200 000 bis 300 000 Jahre tauschen Nord- und Südpol ihre Positionen, damit ändert sich die Richtung des Erdmagnetfeldes.<br>• Dadurch könnten die …

Wissenschaft

Earth's Terrifying Magnetic Field Reversal Just Got a New Timeline

Cue a collective sigh of relief.<p>There are easily a dozen ways the age of humans could come to an end. At this point, an antibiotic-resistant plague, …

3 Rules I Use to Stay Productive and Not Overwhelmed

I get 1,000 emails a week, but I only work 40 hours. Here's how I do it.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>To say my life is busy is an understatement.<p>I'm a father of three kids under the age of three. I have a portfolio of 40-plus startups I've invested in and actively …

Time Management

Substance that gives birds mysterious power to see Earth’s magnetic field discovered by scientists

The “sixth sense” birds use to visualise Earth’s magnetic field has been demystified, as two teams of scientists claim to have identified the source …

Digging for Glory

Lee Berger has announced one fossil find after another, and has proclaimed two new species of ancestral human. Do the bones live up to the hype?<p>One evening in September, 2013, two amateur cavers, Steven Tucker and Rick Hunter, drove into a swath of semi-wilderness an hour northwest of Johannesburg …

Journalism

Homo naledi likely existed alongside early human civilisation

Mpho Raborife, News24<p>Gallery | click on thumbnail to view larger image<p>View the images of the Homo naledi species discovered by scientists and …

Anthropology

Lifelike, full-size reconstruction of extinct human relative acquired for new U-M natural history museum

When the University of Michigan Museum of Natural History reopens in its new home about a year from now, visitors to the evolution gallery will come …

Natural History Museum

Temporal ranges and ancestry in the hominin fossil record: The case of Australopithecus sediba | South African Journal of Science

• We correct a common misconception in palaeoanthropology that a species currently known only from later in time than another species cannot be …

Evolution

Geologist identifies hidden clues to ancient supercontinents, confirms Pannotia

An Ohio University geologist who first proposed the now-accepted supercontinent cycle theory in the 1980s has rallied to the cause of one of those …

Geology

19 Inspirational Quotes From True Artists to Help You Overcome a Creative Rut

It's a moment that every creative dreads, yet most have faced at one point or another—artist's block. In these situations, it's easy to be hard on ourselves and wallow in pity, waiting for inspiration to strike. But the reality is, hard work and diligence is what moves you further along the …

Creativity

Infographic: Descend Into The World's Deepest Gold Mine

Presented by:<p>Descend Into The World’s Deepest Gold Mine<p><i>The Money Project is an ongoing collaboration between Visual Capitalist and Texas Precious</i> …

Deep in a South African gold mine, scientists drill for the heart of an earthquake

It’s no easy feat to drill into the faults that cause earthquakes. Intercepting such active ruptures, which are buried kilometers beneath the …

Geology

How we recreated a lost African city with laser technology

There are lost cities all over the world. Some, like the remains of Mayan cities hidden beneath a thick canopy of rainforest in Mesoamerica, are …

An Electro-Blob Under Africa May Be 'Ground Zero' for Earth's Magnetic Field Reversal

A flip in Earth's magnetic field may be brewing. And if it is, an electromagnetic blob deep under southern Africa is likely to be ground zero for the …

What Ancient African Huts Reveal About Earth's Magnetic Flips

Minerals in clays from the Iron Age may help scientists better understand how and why the magnetic poles swap places.<p>For the last 170 years, a mysteriously weak patch of Earth’s magnetic field has grown in size, causing some geologists to think that the planet is gearing up to flip its magnetic …

Don't flip out over Earth's magnetic field flipping

Environmental scientists said there's a good chance the Earth's magnetic field is in the process of flipping, which could mean compasses that point …

If you read one sci-fi series this year, it should be The Broken Earth

The haunting trilogy by N.K. Jemisin won Hugo Awards two years running and changed sci-fi.<p>Sometimes a book series is so important that you want …

Science Fiction

Diese Schnür-Tricks lösen typische Läuferprobleme

Den passenden Laufschuh zu finden, ist nicht leicht – und selbst, wenn wir denken, ihn gefunden zu haben, kneift, drückt oder nervt nach den ersten …

Earth's Magnetic Poles Are Overdue For a Switch And We're Not Prepared

The magnetic field is already shifting.<p>Earth's magnetic field is pretty adept at flipping polarity. The poles have swapped, reversing north and …

The Magnetic Field Is Shifting. The Poles May Flip. This Could Get Bad.

The shield that protects the Earth from solar radiation is under attack from within. We can’t prevent it, but we ought to prepare.<p>One day in 1905, …

Steve Jobs Knew How to Write an Email. Here's How He Did It

A detailed look at an old email from Steve Jobs teaches some important lessons.<p>Undoubtedly, Apple co-founder and visionary Steve Jobs wrote several thousands of emails throughout his life. Relatively few of them have been shared with the public, and most of those are short responses to customer …