Industry Tap http://www.industrytap.com Tap Into News Wed, 17 Dec 2014 22:00:21 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 Best Smartphone In The World? It Depends . . . http://www.industrytap.com/best-smartphone-world-depends/24313 http://www.industrytap.com/best-smartphone-world-depends/24313#comments Wed, 17 Dec 2014 22:00:21 +0000 http://www.industrytap.com/?p=24313 The best smartphone in the world is the HTC One M8. HTC is a Taiwanese manufacturer headquartered in new Taipei city, Taiwan. Of course, ranking smart phones reveals as much about the person doing the ranking as it does about the phones themselves. There are now close to 2 billion people using smart phones worldwide rising […]

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Turkey’s 5-Star Yunak Evleri Hotel Is Built Into Ancient Turkish Caves http://www.industrytap.com/turkeys-5-star-yunak-evleri-hotel-built-ancient-turkish-caves/24894 http://www.industrytap.com/turkeys-5-star-yunak-evleri-hotel-built-ancient-turkish-caves/24894#comments Wed, 17 Dec 2014 21:45:09 +0000 http://www.industrytap.com/?p=24894 For millions of years, mighty volcanoes erupted and spewed ashes and porous rocks across the Cappadocia region located in the heart of Turkey. Centuries of winds and floods eroded the volcanic soft rocks into unusual shapes which the native people carved into shelters. Now, many of these ancient shelters have been turned into hotels. One of the […]

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SpaceX Will Attempt To Land a 70-Foot-Wide, 14-Story-Tall Rocket On a Drone Ship Friday http://www.industrytap.com/spacex-will-attempt-land-70-foot-wide-14-story-tall-rocket-drone-ship-friday/25351 http://www.industrytap.com/spacex-will-attempt-land-70-foot-wide-14-story-tall-rocket-drone-ship-friday/25351#comments Wed, 17 Dec 2014 20:30:26 +0000 http://www.industrytap.com/?p=25351 This Friday, SpaceX will attempt to land the first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket on an “autonomous spaceport drone ship”, essentially a floating platform in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. The platform is merely 300 feet by 100 feet across so SpaceX believes it will be a challenge to land the company’s 70-foot-wide, […]

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Satellite Technology Detecting “Sea Mountains”, Mapping Ocean Floors http://www.industrytap.com/satellite-technology-detecting-sea-mountains-mapping-ocean-floors/23515 http://www.industrytap.com/satellite-technology-detecting-sea-mountains-mapping-ocean-floors/23515#comments Wed, 17 Dec 2014 20:00:06 +0000 http://www.industrytap.com/?p=23515 Sea mountains aka “seamounts” rise from the ocean seafloor, but do not extend above sea level and so are not considered islands. Most seamounts were once created by volcanoes and average from 3,300 feet to 13,100 feet (1000m – 4000 m) tall. Undersea mountains disrupt ocean currents in unique ways, and create ideal aquatic environments for […]

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Vehicle To Vehicle (V2V) Network App Improves Traffic Control http://www.industrytap.com/vehicle-vehicle-v2v-network-app-improves-traffic-control/23281 http://www.industrytap.com/vehicle-vehicle-v2v-network-app-improves-traffic-control/23281#comments Wed, 17 Dec 2014 16:00:10 +0000 http://www.industrytap.com/?p=23281 Many cities see traffic congestion and believe the only answer is new or wider roads. But often, when traffic congestion is analyzed, it is clear new signaling patterns and re-routing can cut congestion and save limited resources better used elsewhere. Vehicle To Vehicle (V2V) Communication New smart vehicles, with on-board entertainment and information services will […]

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Converting Sunlight To Jet Fuel Using Water & Carbon Dioxide… http://www.industrytap.com/converting-sunlight-jet-fuel-using-water-carbon-dioxide/20251 http://www.industrytap.com/converting-sunlight-jet-fuel-using-water-carbon-dioxide/20251#comments Wed, 17 Dec 2014 15:00:49 +0000 http://www.industrytap.com/?p=20251 Energy insecurity and environmental concerns are forcing scientists to seek alternative fuels that can be used interchangeably with today’s jet fuel.  The EU-funded SOLAR-JET project has led the way in generating truly sustainable fuels with virtually unlimited feedstock in the future. This new solar reactor technology has generated liquid hydrocarbon fuels for much more sustainable transportation. The SOLAR-JET project demonstrated […]

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Open-Source, 3D Printed Military Grade Drones http://www.industrytap.com/open-source-3d-printed-military-grade-drones/23288 http://www.industrytap.com/open-source-3d-printed-military-grade-drones/23288#comments Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:00:11 +0000 http://www.industrytap.com/?p=23288 What was once a pleasant hobby for nerdy kids and engineers has “shapeshifted” into a full out struggle over low altitude skies in the pursuit of both blood and treasure. Below traffic patterns of civilian and military aircraft, a new strip of airspace, formerly relegated to various species of gentle bird and an occasional hawk, […]

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DARPA Successfully Tests Its EXACTO Project Self-Guiding Bullet http://www.industrytap.com/darpa-successfully-tests-exacto-project-self-guiding-bullet/25274 http://www.industrytap.com/darpa-successfully-tests-exacto-project-self-guiding-bullet/25274#comments Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:37:49 +0000 http://www.industrytap.com/?p=25274 DARPA’s “Extreme Accuracy Tasked Ordinance” (EXACTO) project is “developing more accurate military artillery that will enable greater firing range, minimize the time required to engage with targets, and also help reduce missed shots that can give away the troops’ location.” Believe it or not, DARPA recently successfully tested a self-guided, mid-flight-changing .50 cal. projectile, a […]

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Only Technological Disruption Will Permit Humanity To Survive http://www.industrytap.com/technological-disruption-will-permit-humanity-survive/23224 http://www.industrytap.com/technological-disruption-will-permit-humanity-survive/23224#comments Wed, 17 Dec 2014 12:00:52 +0000 http://www.industrytap.com/?p=23224 Only “Game Changers” Will Help It is human to be conservative; it has helped us survive for millenia. But, if we don’t radically change the way we currently do things, ie: technological disruption”, fast enough, the late 21st century and early 22nd century will be miserable, possibly fatal to humanity and the ecosystem supporting it. The […]

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Forget iPads and Kindles… The Navy Now Has Its Own E-reader Device! http://www.industrytap.com/forget-ipads-kindles-navy-now-e-reader-device/20045 http://www.industrytap.com/forget-ipads-kindles-navy-now-e-reader-device/20045#comments Tue, 16 Dec 2014 20:30:25 +0000 http://www.industrytap.com/?p=20045 Up until now, service members in the Navy who wanted to read on submarines had to do it the old fashioned way, by checking out or buying the hard copy of a book. Of course, using an iPad or Kindle would be easier, but there are major security problems that come with both. Features such […]

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