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NASA’s Earth Observing Satellite Fleet Improving Global Change Research

On January 27th, 2015 IndustryTap reported on: “NASA’s Newest Earth Observing Mission: Measuring Global Soil Moisture.” NASA is on a number of important missions and is…

The Future of Farming? Golf-Cart Sized Autonomous, Energy-Efficient AgBots

IndustryTap has speculated on the future of farming in Vertical Farming Factories, Is this the New Face of Farming?, and Freight Farms, and while each…

Jaguar Land Rover Investing $894 Million Into Advanced Car Manufacturing in the UK

Jaguar Land Rover, the Indian-owned luxury car manufacturer, is investing $894 million (£600 million) in advanced car manufacturing in the UK. “Jaguar Land Rover continues…

Inventor Focus: Reducing Asphalt Industry’s Carbon Footprint

Jim Stevens has 15 patents related to asphalt (aka bitumen) chemistry and physical properties under the name Green PAHs or Polynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbon Suppressant. Stevens…

Watching a CD Explode at 170,000 FPS is Both Fascinating and Oddly Satisfying

The Slow Mo Guys have done it again, as it relates to creating quite a stir on the internet. This time, they simply strapped a…

Amazon Looking to Expand Robot Fleet, Holding Competition For Shelf-Picking Bots

Amazon has been utilizing Kiva robots for years in the company’s warehouses, small, efficient, roomba-like bots that scurry around and fulfill orders. Now, the retail…

Ice Pigging: The Innovative, Highly Effective, and Low Risk Pipeline Cleaning Technology

Ice Pigging is a cost-effective method of cleaning pipes using an ice water slurry. The method has been widely adopted by the global water industry…

The Cloth Seats in New Ford F-150’s Are Made From Recycled Bottles

Ford has been using a sewable fabric known as “Repreve yarn” in the company’s vehicles since 2012, which is basically just recycled water bottles smashed…

Oil & Gas Industries Adjusting to Price Plunge

Much of the oil and gas that companies around the world are currently drilling for was created more than 500 million years ago, so keeping…

Biomechanical Simulation More Lifelike Than Ever

Recently, researchers have been studying how the use of smartphones, tablets, and other devices is affecting joints and muscles. For some people, believe it or…

Ford’s New Intelligent Speed Limiter Technology Obeys the Speed Limit For You!

Self-driving cars are still a few years away from making their debut on public roads, but cars are already beginning to receive new technologies to…

Crank It Up! George Mason Students Designed Device That Puts Out Fires With Sound Waves

George Mason University’s Seth Robertson and Viet Tran have designed a device capable of extinguishing fires with sound waves! Who knew cranking up dubstep and…

14 Year-Olds in France Can Drive This Little Car, The Twizy, Thanks to New Legislation

When I was 14, I carpooled with all my friends in order to get to our baseball and basketball games. Nothing too exciting, as a…

A Bold Future: Innovation Rates Likely to Increase 100% in Next 10 Years

It’s always the question: is the glass half full or half empty? These days, if there isn’t outright pessimism there is a pervasive sense of…

Frank Gehry to Redesign Eastern Gateway to Sunset Strip

Earlier this week, Townscape Partners announced that Frank Gehry has been chosen for the 8150 Sunset Project to redesign the eastern gateway, pictured above, to…