Industry Tap http://www.industrytap.com Tap Into News Tue, 21 Apr 2015 13:00:24 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.1 Manned Strike Fighter Aircraft a Thing of the Past? The Navy is Turning to Drones… http://www.industrytap.com/manned-strike-fighter-aircraft-thing-past-navy-turning-drones/28059 http://www.industrytap.com/manned-strike-fighter-aircraft-thing-past-navy-turning-drones/28059#comments Tue, 21 Apr 2015 13:00:24 +0000 http://www.industrytap.com/?p=28059 Navy Secretary Ray Mabus recently stated that the US Navy would be moving away from manned fighter jets in the future and more towards utilizing unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones. At the Sea-Air-Space 2015 conference on Wednesday, Mabus said in a speech that the currently used F-35 Lightning fighter “should be, and almost certainly will […]

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Ford Created an Incredible Foosball Table, Featuring Real Grass and Its Own Ecosystem http://www.industrytap.com/ford-created-incredible-foosball-table-featuring-real-grass-ecosystem/28073 http://www.industrytap.com/ford-created-incredible-foosball-table-featuring-real-grass-ecosystem/28073#comments Mon, 20 Apr 2015 20:00:11 +0000 http://www.industrytap.com/?p=28073 Ford designers must have had some free time recently because they created a beautiful, fully functioning foosball table, featuring real living grass that grows inside the table’s see-through, closed ecosystem. Created by Ford’s global design studios for the Salone Del Mobile show in Milano, Italy, the goal of the company is to show how they […]

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Japanese Airliner ANA Designed a Brand New R2-D2 Jumbo Jet! Well, Kind Of…. http://www.industrytap.com/japanese-airliner-ana-designed-brand-new-r2-d2-jumbo-jet-well-kind/28051 http://www.industrytap.com/japanese-airliner-ana-designed-brand-new-r2-d2-jumbo-jet-well-kind/28051#comments Mon, 20 Apr 2015 18:00:20 +0000 http://www.industrytap.com/?p=28051 Japanese airline ANA announced a new Star Wars R2-D2 jumbo jet last week that has people freaking out. While the plane does resemble the loveable droid from the series, the plane is actually just a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner with droid wrappings. Regardless, I would be super stoked to see this thing in the sky and/or get […]

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Japan’s Maglev Train Hits 366 MPH, Setting World Speed Record With 29 Technicians on Board! http://www.industrytap.com/japans-maglev-train-hits-366-mph-setting-world-speed-record-29-technicians-board/28047 http://www.industrytap.com/japans-maglev-train-hits-366-mph-setting-world-speed-record-29-technicians-board/28047#comments Mon, 20 Apr 2015 15:00:03 +0000 http://www.industrytap.com/?p=28047 Central Japan Railway Co. announced yesterday that a maglev train reached a speed of 366 miles per hour, a new world record, during a test run test run on an experimental track in Yamanashi prefecture. The previous record of 361 miles per hour had stood for 12 years before Thursday’s blistering run took over the […]

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Southwest Airlines Adding 0.7 More Inches of Seat Room… Can’t Guarantee Who Gets the Arm Rest http://www.industrytap.com/southwest-airlines-adding-0-7-inches-seat-room-cant-guarantee-gets-arm-rest/28041 http://www.industrytap.com/southwest-airlines-adding-0-7-inches-seat-room-cant-guarantee-gets-arm-rest/28041#comments Mon, 20 Apr 2015 13:00:55 +0000 http://www.industrytap.com/?p=28041 Southwest Airlines is doing the unthinkable! The Dallas-based low-cost airline is adding an unprecedented 0.7 inches of extra room per seat on the company’s jets. The extra room comes from a new seat design, developed by Southwest with partner firm B/E Aerospace. It’s funny to me, but in actuality, by adding the extra 0.7 inches, […]

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New Autonomous Treadmill Technology Makes Indoor Running More Natural and Realistic http://www.industrytap.com/new-autonomous-treadmill-technology-makes-indoor-running-natural-realistic/28039 http://www.industrytap.com/new-autonomous-treadmill-technology-makes-indoor-running-natural-realistic/28039#comments Sun, 19 Apr 2015 20:00:59 +0000 http://www.industrytap.com/?p=28039 Ohio State researchers have developed a brand new treadmill technology that takes sonar readings of the user’s position on the belt, then either speeds up or slows things down. The idea behind the technology is to allow runners to feel as if they are speeding up or slowing down naturally, versus abruptly. Steven T. Devor, […]

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WiTricity: Re-Charging Devices & Vehicles Wirelessly http://www.industrytap.com/witricity-re-charging-devices-vehicles-wirelessly/28035 http://www.industrytap.com/witricity-re-charging-devices-vehicles-wirelessly/28035#comments Sun, 19 Apr 2015 18:00:29 +0000 http://www.industrytap.com/?p=28035 IndustryTap has reported on electromagnetic harvesters, WiTricity wireless energy transfer, and Nicola Tesla, who started it all. Over-the-Air Wireless Power Transfer The company most noted for advancing Tesla’s idea of the wireless transmission of energy, WiTricity, has developed a near-field resonance technology that allows the charging of multiple devices that have different power needs, including automobiles. Since our […]

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The American Chemical Association Determines Green Tea Can Make MRIs More Distinct http://www.industrytap.com/american-chemical-association-determines-green-tea-can-make-mris-distinct/28028 http://www.industrytap.com/american-chemical-association-determines-green-tea-can-make-mris-distinct/28028#comments Sun, 19 Apr 2015 15:00:03 +0000 http://www.industrytap.com/?p=28028 What a month for news of natural food chemistry’s benefit in our lives! First, dark chocolate gets even more potent polyphenols simply by adjusting the processing methods. And now, another favorite antioxidant, green tea, can even be used to make MRIs more distinct. The American Chemical Association (ACS) presented fascinating new research in the food […]

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Beijing-Based Chinese Robotics Company Ninebot Acquires Segway for an Undisclosed Sum http://www.industrytap.com/beijing-based-chinese-robotics-company-ninebot-acquires-segway-undisclosed-sum/28019 http://www.industrytap.com/beijing-based-chinese-robotics-company-ninebot-acquires-segway-undisclosed-sum/28019#comments Sun, 19 Apr 2015 13:00:32 +0000 http://www.industrytap.com/?p=28019 Beijing-based Ninebot announced in a news conference its acquisition of the widely-known two-wheeled vehicle company, Segway, for an undisclosed amount. Ninebot did say, however, it was on the receiving end of an $80 million investment from Xiaomi and venture capital firm Sequoia Capital. It has been no secret that Segway look-alike products have been popping […]

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Deep Sea ROV Hercules Meets Sperm Whale http://www.industrytap.com/deep-sea-rov-hercules-meets-sperm-whale/28029 http://www.industrytap.com/deep-sea-rov-hercules-meets-sperm-whale/28029#comments Sat, 18 Apr 2015 20:00:09 +0000 http://www.industrytap.com/?p=28029 Images and videos from the ocean often show dark swaths of water with occasional coral reefs, underwater mountains, alien-like creatures and various types of cephalopods, but videos of whales are rare, especially Moby Dick like sperm whales. The Ocean Exploration Trust (OET) has been exploring the deep oceans since its founder, Dr. Robert Ballard, discovered […]

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