Industry Tap http://www.industrytap.com Tap Into News Thu, 05 Mar 2015 21:00:46 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.1 Pleurobot Mimics a Salamander, Allowing It to Easily Move From Land to Water http://www.industrytap.com/pleurobot-mimics-salamander-allowing-easily-move-land-water/27001 http://www.industrytap.com/pleurobot-mimics-salamander-allowing-easily-move-land-water/27001#comments Thu, 05 Mar 2015 21:00:46 +0000 http://www.industrytap.com/?p=27001 Researchers at Switzerland’s EPFL have built the most salamander-like robot this world has ever seen, though I’m not sure how many others have ever even attempted such a task. The robot looks like a skeleton and mimics a salamander’s movements, thanks to the team of researchers spending countless hours studying the way the amphibian walks […]

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Living in a Grain Silo is Not Exactly Corny: Phoenix Architect Builds His Own Home in the Round http://www.industrytap.com/living-grain-silo-not-exactly-corny-phoenix-architect-builds-home-round/27007 http://www.industrytap.com/living-grain-silo-not-exactly-corny-phoenix-architect-builds-home-round/27007#comments Thu, 05 Mar 2015 19:50:44 +0000 http://www.industrytap.com/?p=27007 Since I can first remember, I have been fascinated by the nesting options of humans. The overcrowding aside, it seemed like it might be fun to live in Mother Hubbard’s shoe house. And a little short stack like I am could fit right into a Hobbit Hole in the Shire. Square walls are so boring. […]

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This Mini Windmill Quietly Turns Wind Into Electricity for Your Home http://www.industrytap.com/mini-windmill-quietly-turns-wind-electricity-home/26970 http://www.industrytap.com/mini-windmill-quietly-turns-wind-electricity-home/26970#comments Thu, 05 Mar 2015 16:00:11 +0000 http://www.industrytap.com/?p=26970 Though it’s very common to see solar panels installed on homes, it is still fairly rare to see a wind turbine on rooftops. But all this is likely to change soon after a Rotterdam-based tech firm, The Archimedes, introduced a new generation of mini windmills for domestic use. The Liam F1 Urban Wind Turbine is a Small […]

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British Government Approves Plans for Spaceport in the United Kingdom http://www.industrytap.com/british-government-approves-plans-spaceport-united-kingdom/26963 http://www.industrytap.com/british-government-approves-plans-spaceport-united-kingdom/26963#comments Thu, 05 Mar 2015 14:00:44 +0000 http://www.industrytap.com/?p=26963 A spaceport is coming to the United Kingdom, as the British government has approved the first one ever in Europe. Early speculation was that the spaceport would be built in Wales, but those appear to be just rumors at the moment as the government has narrowed the list of potential locations to the following: Campbeltown, […]

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Ford & Tonka Teamed Up to Create a REAL 6.7-Liter Diesel V-8 Dump Truck! http://www.industrytap.com/ford-tonka-teamed-create-real-6-7-liter-diesel-v-8-dump-truck/26971 http://www.industrytap.com/ford-tonka-teamed-create-real-6-7-liter-diesel-v-8-dump-truck/26971#comments Wed, 04 Mar 2015 21:00:10 +0000 http://www.industrytap.com/?p=26971 I would be willing to bet almost every person I know played with a Tonka truck at some point during their childhood. That’s how iconic Tonka’s toy brand was and still is… Now, however, Ford Motor Company has announced it teamed up with Tonka to bring to life a full-size, fully functional F-750 dump truck, equipped […]

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Kenyan Student Converts Human Waste Into Clean Cooking Gas http://www.industrytap.com/kenyan-student-converts-human-waste-clean-cooking-gas/26962 http://www.industrytap.com/kenyan-student-converts-human-waste-clean-cooking-gas/26962#comments Wed, 04 Mar 2015 19:00:14 +0000 http://www.industrytap.com/?p=26962 Pit toilets are very common in rural Kenya. These toilets are basically holes in the ground with no water for flushing. Of course, they don’t always work well. Due to this shoddy sanitation system, Maseno School – a large boarding school in western Kenya, found itself in a stinky mess. It all began when the school […]

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Samsung’s Heavy Industries Building World’s Largest Shipping Container Vessel, Over 1,300-Feet Long http://www.industrytap.com/samsungs-heavy-industries-building-worlds-largest-shipping-container-vessel-1300-feet-long/26959 http://www.industrytap.com/samsungs-heavy-industries-building-worlds-largest-shipping-container-vessel-1300-feet-long/26959#comments Wed, 04 Mar 2015 16:00:58 +0000 http://www.industrytap.com/?p=26959 Samsung’s Heavy Industries has announced it will be building the world’s largest shipping container vessel for Japan’s Mitsui OSK Lines. The massive ship will be over 1,300-feet long, and feature more than four football fields of deck space! Heavy Industries will not simply be building one of these beasts, however. The company is building four at […]

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Water Summits Focus on Local & Global Water Challenges http://www.industrytap.com/water-summits-focus-local-global-water-challenges/26947 http://www.industrytap.com/water-summits-focus-local-global-water-challenges/26947#comments Wed, 04 Mar 2015 14:00:26 +0000 http://www.industrytap.com/?p=26947 IndustryTap has frequently reported on the world’s water supply issues such as the paradox of water shortages on a globe covered by water, mortality rates from a lack of clear water, the evolving desalination market, numerous breakthroughs in desalination technology, wastewater treatment and more. Providing clean, fresh water to the world’s growing population is anything but […]

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Silencer or Suppressor? An Inside Look at One of Gun Enthusiasts Coolest Gadgets! http://www.industrytap.com/silencer-suppressor-inside-look-one-gun-enthusiasts-coolest-gadgets/26953 http://www.industrytap.com/silencer-suppressor-inside-look-one-gun-enthusiasts-coolest-gadgets/26953#comments Tue, 03 Mar 2015 21:00:13 +0000 http://www.industrytap.com/?p=26953 For those of you who have been longing to know what the inside of a suppressor/silencer looks like, today is your lucky day! The featured image above from SilencerCo gives you a glimpse inside the device while the animated infographic below explains how it functions. Suppressors reduce the decibel level of the gun sound, eliminating […]

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Smartphone Plugin Quickly, Cheaply Diagnoses Sexually Transmitted Diseases http://www.industrytap.com/smartphone-plugin-quickly-cheaply-diagnoses-sexually-transmitted-diseases/26944 http://www.industrytap.com/smartphone-plugin-quickly-cheaply-diagnoses-sexually-transmitted-diseases/26944#comments Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:00:07 +0000 http://www.industrytap.com/?p=26944 Competitive Diagnostic Tools IndustryTap has reported on the smartphone plugin sensor market before, and the applications keep coming fast and furious, this time in medical diagnostics. Today it is possible to use portable devices attached to smartphones to diagnose HIV, syphilis and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). These tests are as effective and accurate as […]

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