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Rethinking the Open Door Policy | Inc.com

Fear will infect your workplace if you let it. It's a natural outgrowth of the power imbalance between employer and employee, especially when the economy is tough. Fear is an invisible force that can tank your profits. It sucks away productivity and replaces it with politics. It smothers innovation …

The Workplace

Merging Love for Nature With Comfortable Living: Waterfront Residence in Seattle

This waterfront residence in Seattle, Washington is a dream home for anyone looking to merge love for nature with comfortable living. Discovered by …

Decisions Don’t Start with Data

I recently worked with an executive keen to persuade his colleagues that their company should drop a long-time vendor in favor of a new one. He knew that members of the executive team opposed the idea (in part because of their well-established relationships with the vendor) but he didn’t want to …

Have You Done Squats Lately? The Importance of Working Your Legs

Let's talk about legs. Strong legs means more than a hot pair of gams! Our legs are comprised of some of the largest muscle groups in our body and carry us from place to place... so they're pretty important. At the most basic level, legs can be broken down into the quadriceps (the front of the …

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The Internet of Things (IoT) - Top 100 Thought Leaders

The digital universe continues to expand, doubling in size every two years according to a recent report from IDC and EMC. The Internet of Things …

Microsoft GM lays down Internet-of-Your-Things strategy

View all images<p>The Internet-of-Things is not the Internet-of-Everything, it's the Internet-of-Your-Things.<p>That's according to Microsoft, who have …

How can we trust the internet of things?

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>Credit: Tatiana Popova/Shutterstock<p>The internet of things (IoT) promises us a world of intelligent fridges that automatically …

Art and the Internet of Things: a turning point in creative education

What is the value of art in a society where networked devices control our lives? This year's art graduates offer some clues<p>In the art world's internal sense of time, the degree show is in many ways the equivalent of New Year's Eve: a point at which to collectively celebrate the birth of the future, …

Dixons and Carphone Warehouse look to exploit Internet of Things

Two chains are expected to confirm the details of a £3.5bn merger next week, forging a new high street alliance<p>Fridges that write shopping lists, ovens that talk and Bluetooth-connected toothbrushes: welcome to domestic life 2.0 where even your washing machine is online.<p>Analysts say this brave new …

FDA Approves 'Star Wars' Robotic Arm for Amputees

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a robotic arm for amputees that is named for the "Star Wars" character Luke Skywalker and can perform multiple, simultaneous movements, a huge advance over the metal hook currently in use.<p>The FDA said on Friday it allowed the sale of the DEKA Arm …

Robotics

Turn A Tea Bag Into A Lantern

A burning lantern (and rocket) made from paper tea bags<p>Every plain, paper tea bag conceals an exciting crash course in lift. In a six-second video on Vine, user “oh so tracy” empties a tea bag, folds it into a tube, and lights it on fire. After the bag burns down, the remains of the still-flaming …

Scientists Clone Stem Cells From Two Adult Men In Major Breakthrough

By Sharon Begley<p>NEW YORK (Reuters) - Scientists have moved a step closer to the goal of creating stem cells perfectly matched to a patient's DNA in order to treat diseases, they announced on Thursday, creating patient-specific cell lines out of the skin cells of two adult men.<p>The advance, described …

Hilarious Coloring Book Images Corrupted from an Adult's Perspective

The world of children's coloring books is a happy place filled with smiling animals and flowers, cuddly toys, warm sunshine, and playing children. The new site Coloring Book Corruptions puts a new spin on those images, reimagining the innocent pictures as dark but hilarious scenes.<p>These “corrupted” …

Books

9 Hardcore Tips on Confidence | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

It’s all being about hardcore!<p>I think way too many people want confidence in life, but sometimes, they’re just looking in the wrong places. People …

Self-help

Scientists are getting closer to a quantum computer — here's why it matters

Over the past few decades, scientists around the world have been working to develop an ambitious new type of device called a quantum computer. And, this week, they took a step closer to that goal.<p>Compared to normal computers, these quantum computers — first theorized in the 1980s, and still in …

Man who introduced serious 'Heartbleed' security flaw denies he inserted it deliberately

It also allowed for a server's private encryption keys to be stolen. Once stolen, these keys can be used by criminals to decrypt data sent between a …

Information Security

Your Guide to Witnessing the Biggest, Brightest Mars in Over Six Years

On April 8th, Earth will soar between the Sun and Mars. When it does, the Red Planet will reach what astronomers call "opposition" in the night sky. …

Astronomy

Rare Video Shows "Sea Serpent" Oarfish in Shallow Water

Bizarre deep-sea oarfish are filmed off Baja California.<p>A pair of rarely seen, bizarre deep-sea creatures, thought to have been the inspiration for historic tales of "sea serpents," were captured on a video (see above) posted online Monday.<p>The footage, filmed by staff from Chicago's Shedd Aquarium, …

Watch Earth Recede as the Sentinal-1A Satellite Blasts Into Space

When the Sentinel-1A satellite blasted into space from the European Space Agency's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana last week, it brought along a …

Here’s everything you need to know about the Heartbleed web security flaw

Advertisement<p>17 Comments<p>Credit: Thinkstock / aetb<p>It seems as though every week or so there’s a new hack or exploit that reveals millions of passwords …

Amazon announces Dash, a home barcode scanner and microphone

The FireTV apparently isn't the only piece of hardware Amazon is announcing this week. The company recently put up a page for "Amazon Dash," a shopping accessory that it's offering for free to a limited number of AmazonFresh users. Dash, a roughly 6-inch-long plastic stick, includes a laser scanner …

These Tropical Cliff Jumpers Have No Fear of Death... Completely Insane!

It’s no secret that the stunning tropical islands within the state of Hawaii give travelers numerous reasons to visit every year.<p><b>I mean, who wouldn’t</b> …

Tsunami Monitoring Technology Hits the Mark in Chile

A beefed-up tsunami monitoring and prediction system performed with flying colors in the wake of Tuesday's magnitude-8.2 earthquake in Chile, researchers reported on the morning after.<p>The only hitch in the system was human nature.<p>"It's always nice to see that the forecast worked," said Vasily …

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FORTUNE — Stung by the country’s inability to profit from the smartphone revolution, Japanese ingenuity is betting on doing better with wearable technology. But, somewhat counter-intuitively, is going all-American to do so.<p>At the country’s first wearable technology expo, held recently in the heart …

Dolphin translator chirps out first word

Scientists working on a two-way dolphin communicator have made a breakthrough -- their device may have translated a single whistle in real time.<p>Dolphins are believed to be one of the most intelligent animal species on the planet -- although precisely how intelligent is difficult to gauge.<p>That may …

Translation

Samsung launches its smart home efforts for the home that only has Samsung

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: Samsung<p>Are you an Android(s goog) fan? More specifically are you a Samsung fan? If so, then the connected home stuff …

Iranian Americans unite, share culture for New Year celebration

Wearing a dark blue traditional Iranian garment, Roxanna Ameri followed the rhythm of the music as she marched with others outfitted in festive shades of red, green and purple.<p>Ameri, 18, was among hundreds of Iranians who flocked to the<p>Los Angeles County Museum of Artlast weekend for the sixth …

Elephant Trunk Robot Learns Like A Child

You know, like a child with mechanical tentacles.<p>Four years ago, German engineering firm Festo came up with a concept for a robotic arm. Somewhere between an iron snake, a mechanical claw, and a sci-fi tentacle, the Bionic Handling Assistant is functionally most similar to an elephant's trunk.<p>But …

Robotics