Industry Tap http://www.industrytap.com Tap Into News Thu, 28 May 2015 20:00:55 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.5 Solar Powered Smart Floating Farms can Feed Earth’s 2050 Population of Nine Billion People http://www.industrytap.com/solar-powered-smart-floating-farms-can-feed-earths-2050-population-nine-billion-people/29010 http://www.industrytap.com/solar-powered-smart-floating-farms-can-feed-earths-2050-population-nine-billion-people/29010#comments Thu, 28 May 2015 20:00:55 +0000 http://www.industrytap.com/?p=29010 The current world population of seven billion will reach over nine billion by the year 2050. The demand for food is expected to grow substantially with the growing population. The world will face some serious challenges to meet this growing demand for grain, water, and land. One potential solution that could help achieve a sustainable food […]

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The VAMP from Northrop Grumman is an Inflatable Aircraft Durable Enough to Soar Through the Clouds of Venus http://www.industrytap.com/vamp-northrop-grumman-inflatable-aircraft-durable-enough-soar-clouds-venus/29035 http://www.industrytap.com/vamp-northrop-grumman-inflatable-aircraft-durable-enough-soar-clouds-venus/29035#comments Thu, 28 May 2015 18:00:54 +0000 http://www.industrytap.com/?p=29035 Northrop Grumman has ambitious plans to explore Venus by way of an inflatable aircraft called the Venus Atmospheric Maneuverability Platform or VAMP, which would enable NASA to skim Venus’s upper atmosphere after being deployed from space. The VAMP is designed for NASA’s New Frontiers program, and would be light enough to float around, expending minimal […]

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Ports Experiencing Faster and Improved Shipping Control Thanks To igus Fiber Optic Cables http://www.industrytap.com/ports-experiencing-faster-improved-shipping-control-thanks-igus-fiber-optic-cables/28521 http://www.industrytap.com/ports-experiencing-faster-improved-shipping-control-thanks-igus-fiber-optic-cables/28521#comments Thu, 28 May 2015 15:07:30 +0000 http://www.industrytap.com/?p=28521 The demand for greater and faster data transmission in container ports is driving an increase in the use of fiber optic cables, a growing trend among cable manufacturers. Terminal automation, in all of its guises, whether in fully or semi-automated facilities where constant information is required to track the movement of containers or handling equipment, is […]

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432 Park Avenue, Tallest Residential Building in Western Hemisphere, Near Completion http://www.industrytap.com/432-park-avenue-tallest-residential-building-western-hemisphere-near-completion/28969 http://www.industrytap.com/432-park-avenue-tallest-residential-building-western-hemisphere-near-completion/28969#comments Thu, 28 May 2015 15:00:09 +0000 http://www.industrytap.com/?p=28969 A New Jewel for the Upper Echelon in Midtown Manhattan New York’s newest skyscraper, the 96-story 432 Park Avenue, is now the tallest residential building in the Western Hemisphere at 1,396 feet (426 m). The building is also the tallest in New York City, sans antennas, beating out both the Empire State Building and One […]

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Vanishing Lakes of California: ‘Before and After’ Photos Show the Effect of Severe Drought http://www.industrytap.com/vanishing-lakes-california-photos-show-effect-severe-drought/29003 http://www.industrytap.com/vanishing-lakes-california-photos-show-effect-severe-drought/29003#comments Thu, 28 May 2015 13:00:18 +0000 http://www.industrytap.com/?p=29003 California is experiencing the most extreme drought in history, which has strained California’s water supply to catastrophic proportions. As the state enters its fourth year of severe drought, it has been forced to draw water from reservoir lakes for thirsty households and farms. The lakes and reservoirs are reaching historic lows due to drawing water […]

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NASA’s Futuristic Fuel Free ‘EmDrive’ Will Help Spacecraft Reach the Moon in Just FOUR Hours http://www.industrytap.com/nasas-futuristic-fuel-free-emdrive-will-help-spacecraft-reach-moon-just-four-hours/29016 http://www.industrytap.com/nasas-futuristic-fuel-free-emdrive-will-help-spacecraft-reach-moon-just-four-hours/29016#comments Wed, 27 May 2015 20:00:01 +0000 http://www.industrytap.com/?p=29016 Scientists at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas have successfully tested a revolutionary power source that will enable spaceships to cut down flying times from days to hours. This miraculous power source will allow a spacecraft to fly at unimaginable speeds….reaching the moon in just four hours or Mars in less than 70 days. The […]

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NetDragon Websoft’s Founder, Liu Dejian, Spent $97 Million Building a 260-Meter Long Star Trek-Like Office http://www.industrytap.com/netdragon-websofts-founder-liu-dejian-spent-97-million-building-260-meter-long-star-trek-like-office/28985 http://www.industrytap.com/netdragon-websofts-founder-liu-dejian-spent-97-million-building-260-meter-long-star-trek-like-office/28985#comments Wed, 27 May 2015 18:00:02 +0000 http://www.industrytap.com/?p=28985 The new office space for Chinese game developer NetDragon Websoft is shaped like Star Trek’s USS Enterprise, thanks to NetDragon’s founder, 43-year-old Liu Dejian. The Chinese exec and Trekkie it would appear, spent a whopping $97 million (600 million yuan) building the 260-meter long ode to Star Trek. Construction reportedly began in October 2010 in […]

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Carry Your Hotel Room Wherever You Go With Travelbox http://www.industrytap.com/carry-hotel-room-wherever-go-travelbox/29004 http://www.industrytap.com/carry-hotel-room-wherever-go-travelbox/29004#comments Wed, 27 May 2015 15:00:45 +0000 http://www.industrytap.com/?p=29004 If you are on a tight budget and don’t want to pay for reception and room service, consider Travelbox. Unfold Your Pop-Up Hotel Upon Arrival Travelbox is not like any other tiny house on a trailer. This compact and lightweight box has everything that you might need for a comfortable stay. Weighing less than the […]

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New Daimler, Qualcomm Alliance Means “Go-Go” Time for Connected Cars http://www.industrytap.com/new-daimler-qualcomm-alliance-means-go-go-time-connected-cars/28963 http://www.industrytap.com/new-daimler-qualcomm-alliance-means-go-go-time-connected-cars/28963#comments Wed, 27 May 2015 13:00:42 +0000 http://www.industrytap.com/?p=28963 Enhancing In-Car Experiences Over the past weekend, automotive company Daimler announced a strategic partnership with one of the world’s leaders in mobile technology, Qualcomm, to move the development and manufacture of products and services for next generation “connected cars” to a new level. It seems that Mercedes customers would like to charge their electric vehicles […]

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Are You Sure Google’s Mobile Algorithm Update Hurt You? http://www.industrytap.com/sure-googles-mobile-algorithm-update-hurt/29062 http://www.industrytap.com/sure-googles-mobile-algorithm-update-hurt/29062#comments Tue, 26 May 2015 21:00:06 +0000 http://www.industrytap.com/?p=29062 As a search marketing consultant I have to admit to a little cynicism when Google makes an announcement. I will admit that I rolled my eyes (a little) when Google announced that they would begin to prefer mobile-friendly websites for mobile web searches. Now mobile friendly websites are a great idea. It’s something I’ve been […]

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