Largest Grid-Connected Energy Storage Purchase In US History

Largest Grid-Connected Energy Storage Purchase In US History

Energy plants of whatever kind are just like people, they have a finite lifetime and eventually are decommissioned. California’s Southern…

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Caterpillar, Inc.: The World’s Leading Industrial Bellwether

Caterpillar, Inc.: The World’s Leading Industrial Bellwether

Caterpillar Inc.: A Diversified Multinational Company Caterpillar, Inc.(CAT), headquartered in Peoria, Illinois, United States, is the world’s leading manufacturer of…

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Indian Space Mission Cheaper Than Hollywood Sci-Fi Blockbuster Film, ‘Gravity’

Indian Space Mission Cheaper Than Hollywood Sci-Fi Blockbuster Film, ‘Gravity’

India successfully launched its indigenous Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) last month, carrying five satellites. The satellites on board the vehicle…

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UK plans to build Commercial Spaceport for space tourism

UK plans to build Commercial Spaceport for space tourism

Space tourism was unthinkable as little as 5 years ago but now the interest in space tourism is growing day…

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The Environment & Sustainable Development: War’s Silent Casualties

The Environment & Sustainable Development: War’s Silent Casualties

Does War Undercut Sustainable Development? While most leaders around the world have embraced alternative energy and are making efforts to…

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This Home Uses Less Energy Than a Hair Dryer in the Dead of Winter

This Home Uses Less Energy Than a Hair Dryer in the Dead of Winter

To say winters are cold in Wisconsin is like saying Jack Nicholson got a little chilly in The Shining. Wisconsin…

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Plasma Wakefield Particle Accelerator: Honey, I Shrunk The Large Hadron Collider (LHC)

Plasma Wakefield Particle Accelerator: Honey, I Shrunk The Large Hadron Collider (LHC)

The largest and highest energy particle accelerator in the world is CERN’s 17 mile-long Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in Switzerland.…

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The Story Behind Siemens: An Unrivaled Global Powerhouse

The Story Behind Siemens: An Unrivaled Global Powerhouse

Siemens Global Market Cap $114 Billion Siemens Global, headquartered in Munich, Bavaria, Germany, may have a market cap just 45%…

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Rapid Prototyping & Testing Autonomous Robot “Mental Models”

Rapid Prototyping & Testing Autonomous Robot “Mental Models”

Robot Mental Models & “Belief Systems” The challenge for roboticists is to create ever larger numbers of tasks that robots…

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Architecture

This Home Uses Less Energy Than a Hair Dryer in the Dead of Winter

This Home Uses Less Energy Than a Hair Dryer in the Dead of Winter

To say winters are cold in Wisconsin is like saying Jack Nicholson got a little chilly in The Shining. Wisconsin winters are…

Old, Run-Down Public Bus Transformed Into Luxury Home In Israel

Housing access is a huge issue in Israel but few consider the idea…

Relocating Landmark Buildings: 1,045 Ton Move, Among Heaviest in US History

Last year, IndustryTap reported on a 3,400 ton, 130-year-old Tabernacle in…

Could You Live in This 86-Square-Foot Tiny Apartment in Paris?

If your romantic ideals make you want to pack up…

Automotive

World’s First Solar-Powered Family Car Goes 500 Miles on a Single Charge

World’s First Solar-Powered Family Car Goes 500 Miles on a Single Charge

You know who is burning up the roads almost as much as truck drivers? Families. From shuttling the kids to school to…

Two Roads Diverged In A Wood: Ryno or Ronin?

Like any tool or technology, the end justifies the means.…

Aviation

Airbus Unveils Transparent Plane Of The Future For An Incredible In-Flight Experience

Airbus Unveils Transparent Plane Of The Future For An Incredible In-Flight Experience

The planes of the future will probably have massage seats, feature attendants serving drinks and vitamins, and have panoramic windows providing some of the most amazing…

Ospreys Refueling Over the Mediterranean Sea a Must Watch

According to the YouTube description, the video below shows SP-MAGTF…

Indian Space Mission Cheaper Than Hollywood Sci-Fi Blockbuster Film, ‘Gravity’

India successfully launched its indigenous Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV)…

Construction

To Satisfy The Demands Of Skyscrapers, A New Elevator Will Shoot People Up At 45 MPH

To Satisfy The Demands Of Skyscrapers, A New Elevator Will Shoot People Up At 45 MPH

Engineering firm Hitachi has taken the lead in developing elevator products for tall buildings such as skyscrapers. In 2016, Hitachi will take…

Caterpillar, Inc.: The World’s Leading Industrial Bellwether

Caterpillar Inc.: A Diversified Multinational Company Caterpillar, Inc.(CAT), headquartered in…

World’s First Solar Road Opens In The Netherlands

This past summer IndustryTap wrote “Solar-Powered ‘Smart’ Roads Would Turn…

Psyche, Concert Hall & Architectural Acoustics

The Philharmonie de Paris, built at a cost of nearly…

Design

Delicate Balance: Developing Safety Standards For Human, Mobile Robot Collaboration

Delicate Balance: Developing Safety Standards For Human, Mobile Robot Collaboration

Allowing Robots To Get Their Job Done, While Protecting People The question most often asked at the inflection point of a new…

The Strectable, Bendable, Wearable “BioStamp” Revolution

Virtually Invisible Biostamp Now A Reality A lot wearable electronics…

Designer Klaus Geiger Makes Incredible Furniture Out of Old Apple Computers

Designer Klaus Geiger is taking Apple’s classic Power Mac G5…

Energy

The Story Behind ABB Group: A Multinational Industrial Juggernaut

The Story Behind ABB Group: A Multinational Industrial Juggernaut

ABB Group Market Cap $60 Billion Getting to know ABB is a bit like the Indian story of “The Blind Men and…

Soon to Be Removed: The Major Obstacle to Full-scale Renewable Energy Transition

The road-block to transitioning from burning fossil fuels to full-scale…

The Energy Internet: Power Clouds

Feeding The Global Energy Grid With Clean Energy Hooking up…

Engineering

The Environment & Sustainable Development: War’s Silent Casualties

The Environment & Sustainable Development: War’s Silent Casualties

Does War Undercut Sustainable Development? While most leaders around the world have embraced alternative energy and are making efforts to foster sustainable…

Plasma Wakefield Particle Accelerator: Honey, I Shrunk The Large Hadron Collider (LHC)

The largest and highest energy particle accelerator in the world…

The Story Behind Siemens: An Unrivaled Global Powerhouse

Siemens Global Market Cap $114 Billion Siemens Global, headquartered in…

Rapid Prototyping & Testing Autonomous Robot “Mental Models”

Robot Mental Models & “Belief Systems” The challenge for roboticists…

Technology

Researchers Raise Fish to Walk Out of Water…

Researchers Raise Fish to Walk Out of Water…

Researchers at McGill University in Canada have been growing a certain species of fish in a terrestrial environment to see how evolution…

Automated Disposal Of IEDs (Improvised Explosive Devices)

Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) aka “home made bombs” or “road…

Do These Teens Hold the Key to Ending the Food Crisis?

This year, three Irish teenagers won the top prize at…

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UK plans to build Commercial Spaceport for space tourism

Space tourism was unthinkable as little as 5 years ago but now the interest in space tourism is growing day by day. Work towards realizing space tourism dream has moved forward a great deal recently  The space industry is currently developing a number of models…

Climate Change & Wild Fires: Are They Connected?

According to the following video by John Holdren, US Science Advisor to President Obama, climate change is making wildfire seasons in the US longer and more intense. And as the fires increase, pollution in the form of methane, carbon dioxide, tiny bits of soot and…

Volcanic Clay May Cure Superbugs, Like MRSA and Other Serious Skin Eruptions

Our overuse of antibiotics has led to superbugs and strains of bacteria that we are often defenseless against in the medical realm. But some deep-digging biogeochemists are finding that clay of the earth might be worth its weight in gold. Using clay to remove impurities…