Industry Tap http://www.industrytap.com Tap Into News Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:40:41 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 2 Women Trapped On 80-Foot High Bridge, Survive Oncoming Train… Must Watch! http://www.industrytap.com/2-women-trapped-80-foot-high-bridge-survive-oncoming-train-must-watch/21896 http://www.industrytap.com/2-women-trapped-80-foot-high-bridge-survive-oncoming-train-must-watch/21896#comments Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:40:41 +0000 http://www.industrytap.com/?p=21896 Two women found themselves in a life-threatening situation, trapped on an 80-foot high bridge with a coal train coming at them in Indiana. Instead of leaping off the bridge, which almost certainly would have resulted in death, the women were able to duck under the train after the engineer hit the emergency brakes. The women […]

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New Material is Lighter Than Air But Strong Enough to Build Planes and Cars http://www.industrytap.com/new-material-lighter-air-strong-enough-build-planes-cars/21247 http://www.industrytap.com/new-material-lighter-air-strong-enough-build-planes-cars/21247#comments Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:00:56 +0000 http://www.industrytap.com/?p=21247 A new material has been developed that could revolutionize the aerospace and automotive industries. It’s ultra light in weight but exceptionally strong. Researchers from MIT and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) have developed this new class of materials which are as light as aerogels, yet 10,000 times stronger. According to LLNL’s Christopher Spadaccini, the […]

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Fiat Reports Drop In Earnings, But Maserati Sales Are Booming… http://www.industrytap.com/fiat-reports-drop-earnings-maserati-sales-booming/21892 http://www.industrytap.com/fiat-reports-drop-earnings-maserati-sales-booming/21892#comments Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:21:09 +0000 http://www.industrytap.com/?p=21892 Fiat reported second-quarter earnings today, of which Maserati and Ferrari were the only real bright spots. Overall, Fiat experienced a drop in year-over-year profits, but their luxury division excelled. Bloomberg’s Francesca Cinelli wrote, “Fiat’s luxury division, which includes the Maserati and Ferrari brands, posted a 58 percent jump in earnings while deliveries almost tripled.” Ferrari […]

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Watch the Final Check and Launch of a VFA-87 F/A-18C Hornet Fighter Jet http://www.industrytap.com/watch-final-check-launch-vfa-87-fa-18c-hornet-fighter-jet/20990 http://www.industrytap.com/watch-final-check-launch-vfa-87-fa-18c-hornet-fighter-jet/20990#comments Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:00:42 +0000 http://www.industrytap.com/?p=20990 GoPro footage from the flight deck of the USS George H. W. Bush reveals what it’s like from the prospective of a flight deck inspector who makes the final checks of an aircraft before it launches. In this case, the final checker is reviewing the exterior of a VFA-87 F/A-18C Hornet before cat launch. Check […]

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Stunting: A New Combination of Epic Motorcycle Skills and Stunt Riding http://www.industrytap.com/stunting-new-combination-epic-motorcycle-skills-stunt-riding/20606 http://www.industrytap.com/stunting-new-combination-epic-motorcycle-skills-stunt-riding/20606#comments Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:00:42 +0000 http://www.industrytap.com/?p=20606 Xtreme Sports “Biking” Base jumping, stunt airplanes, kite surfing, ice climbing and now the worldwide phenomenon of stunt motorcycles or “stunting”. From the United States to Japan, and India to Cape Town, motorcycle stunt riders are performing on public and private roads with custom built and fabricated motorcycles. Predictably, Stunters give police headaches with their […]

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New Tech Packs Hundreds of Sensors into a Single Optical Fiber http://www.industrytap.com/new-tech-packs-hundreds-sensors-single-optical-fiber/21414 http://www.industrytap.com/new-tech-packs-hundreds-sensors-single-optical-fiber/21414#comments Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:00:17 +0000 http://www.industrytap.com/?p=21414 Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh have developed an all-optical high temperature sensor used in gas flow measurements that can operate at high temperatures above 800 degrees Celsius. This sensor was developed by combining the concepts of active fiber sensors and high temperature fiber sensors. It can successfully operate at 850 degrees Celsius, which is […]

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Mercedes Shows a Glimpse Of Its New M178 Engine Undergoing Extreme Heat Tests http://www.industrytap.com/mercedes-shows-glimpse-new-m178-engine-undergoing-extreme-heat-tests/21799 http://www.industrytap.com/mercedes-shows-glimpse-new-m178-engine-undergoing-extreme-heat-tests/21799#comments Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:00:14 +0000 http://www.industrytap.com/?p=21799 Mercedes-AMG has given us a sneak peek of the new engine everyone is talking about, the 4.0 Liter 510 horsepower V8, called the M178. As you can see in the picture, Mercedes is testing how the engine responds to extreme heat! Features: Pair of top-mounted turbochargers 480 lb./ft. of torque

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Dubai to Build World’s First Temperature-Controlled City for $6.8B http://www.industrytap.com/dubai-build-worlds-first-temperature-controlled-city-6-8b/21417 http://www.industrytap.com/dubai-build-worlds-first-temperature-controlled-city-6-8b/21417#comments Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:00:30 +0000 http://www.industrytap.com/?p=21417 Are you tired of pesky temperature fluctuations and having to dress in layers? Pack your bags for Dubai. United Arab Emirates’ ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum recently announced that Dubai is building a temperature-controlled “city” that will encompass 48 million total square feet. The “city” will be home to an 8 million-square-foot shopping complex […]

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Iceberg Collapse Caught On Camera Had One Couple Fearing For Their Lives http://www.industrytap.com/iceberg-collapse-caught-camera-one-couple-fearing-lives/21832 http://www.industrytap.com/iceberg-collapse-caught-camera-one-couple-fearing-lives/21832#comments Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:46:14 +0000 http://www.industrytap.com/?p=21832 Rick and Wanda Stead caught some incredible, yet scary footage of an iceberg collapsing last week in Newfoundland, Canada. The collapse created a massive wave that led to Wanda Stead screaming in terror, but luckily the couple was unharmed. More of these types of collapses may be common in the future as climate change continue […]

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Was Malaysian Flight 370 a Sitting Duck for High-Tech Electronic Warfare? http://www.industrytap.com/malaysian-flight-370-sitting-duck-high-tech-electronic-warfare/21658 http://www.industrytap.com/malaysian-flight-370-sitting-duck-high-tech-electronic-warfare/21658#comments Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:00:30 +0000 http://www.industrytap.com/?p=21658 The destruction of Malaysian Airlines flight MH 17 on July 17, 2014, is rather straightforward in some regards: the plane was shot down by an advanced anti-aircraft battery. While the whole world is shocked at this event and the fates of the 298 people aboard, the question of what happened to Malaysian Airlines flight 370 […]

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