Industry Tap http://www.industrytap.com Tap Into News Tue, 07 Jul 2015 15:00:35 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.5 Swedish Blood Donors Get a Text Message When Their Blood Saves a Life http://www.industrytap.com/swedish-blood-donors-get-text-message-blood-saves-life/29862 http://www.industrytap.com/swedish-blood-donors-get-text-message-blood-saves-life/29862#comments Tue, 07 Jul 2015 15:00:35 +0000 http://www.industrytap.com/?p=29862 Blood is scarce, and ensuring there is a sufficient blood supply is always difficult. In most of the developed world, there has been a huge decline in blood donations. There is clearly a need for more volunteers to meet the demand for blood. While offering money for blood donations is discouraged by the World Health […]

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Grid vs Solar Electricity: Cost Parity is Here in These Six US Cities! http://www.industrytap.com/grid-vs-solar-electricity-cost-parity-six-us-cities/29865 http://www.industrytap.com/grid-vs-solar-electricity-cost-parity-six-us-cities/29865#comments Tue, 07 Jul 2015 13:00:55 +0000 http://www.industrytap.com/?p=29865 Many people still think of rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) systems as unaffordable luxuries. But according to a report by the North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center, 30 million people living in six major American cities can now enjoy “solar parity” – even without the help of government subsidies. This means a fully financed rooftop solar […]

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No More Needles for Diabetic Patients… Smart Insulin Patch Could Replace Injections http://www.industrytap.com/no-needles-diabetic-patients-smart-insulin-patch-replace-injections/29858 http://www.industrytap.com/no-needles-diabetic-patients-smart-insulin-patch-replace-injections/29858#comments Mon, 06 Jul 2015 20:00:34 +0000 http://www.industrytap.com/?p=29858 Diabetes affects more than 350 million people worldwide. In the United States alone, around 30 million people suffer from this disease. According to World Health Organization (WHO), that number is expected to continue to grow. Patients with Type 1 diabetes try to manage their diabetes with repeated insulin shots that are very painful and imprecise. But the […]

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Machination Studio Unveils 20-Inch Tall Mechanized 3D-Printed Tank That Walks Around http://www.industrytap.com/machination-studio-unveils-20-inch-tall-mechanized-3d-printed-tank-walks-around/29834 http://www.industrytap.com/machination-studio-unveils-20-inch-tall-mechanized-3d-printed-tank-walks-around/29834#comments Mon, 06 Jul 2015 18:00:45 +0000 http://www.industrytap.com/?p=29834 The HMC Boudicca from Machination Studio is a 3D-printed mechanized tank, showing what the future of toys might entail. At 20 inches tall and comprised of over 400 3D-printed hand-painted plastic parts, the R2 D2-like tank is capable of walking around and features a slew of toy cannons, guns, missile launchers, and searchlights. Perhaps the […]

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Owl Wing Aeroacoustic Design Quieting Wind Turbines http://www.industrytap.com/owl-wing-aeroacoustic-design-quieting-wind-turbines/29828 http://www.industrytap.com/owl-wing-aeroacoustic-design-quieting-wind-turbines/29828#comments Mon, 06 Jul 2015 15:00:09 +0000 http://www.industrytap.com/?p=29828 One of the keys to owls being great hunters is their ability to swoop down on prey without making a noise. Whether a wing is part of an owl, a plane, or a turbine blade, the sound it makes has most to do with its trailing edge where turbulence causes sound. Scientists at Virginia Tech’s Stability […]

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Vittorio Brumotti’s New Road Bike Freestyle Pushes the Limits in an Airplane Graveyard http://www.industrytap.com/vittorio-brumottis-new-road-bike-freestyle-pushes-limits-airplane-graveyard/29827 http://www.industrytap.com/vittorio-brumottis-new-road-bike-freestyle-pushes-limits-airplane-graveyard/29827#comments Mon, 06 Jul 2015 13:00:54 +0000 http://www.industrytap.com/?p=29827 Italian cyclist Vittorio Brumotti had released his second installment of freestyle biking on YouTube, featuring him riding his road bike on pretty much everything but the road. Brumotti literally rides atop highway rails overlooking the ocean, on top of an airplane, inside of an airplane, on forklifts, buildings, and across fallen trees. YouTube/Global Cycling Network: […]

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Hydrogen-Powered Toyota Mirai Gets 312 Miles On a Tank, But What About Refill Stations? http://www.industrytap.com/hydrogen-powered-toyota-mirai-gets-312-miles-tank-refill-stations/29826 http://www.industrytap.com/hydrogen-powered-toyota-mirai-gets-312-miles-tank-refill-stations/29826#comments Sun, 05 Jul 2015 20:00:10 +0000 http://www.industrytap.com/?p=29826 According to Toyota, the company’s new hydrogen-powered Mirai can rumble approximately 312 miles on a single tank. The vehicle, which is set to go on sale later this year in the United States, can go further than any zero-emission vehicle on the market — including the Tesla Model S. BUT… The 312-mile range is not […]

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Create Your Own Organisms with Desktop DNA Sequencing http://www.industrytap.com/create-organisms-desktop-dna-sequencing/29806 http://www.industrytap.com/create-organisms-desktop-dna-sequencing/29806#comments Sun, 05 Jul 2015 18:00:03 +0000 http://www.industrytap.com/?p=29806 According to Kevin Davies, author of “The $1000 Genome” and “Cracking the Genome,” and founding editor of Nature Genetics and Bio-IT World, a company called BGI has debuted a new desktop DNA sequencing technology, the BGISEQ 500, that employs the Complete Genomics industry-leading sequencing technology. BGISEQ-5000 is known as an integrated desktop DNA sequencing solution that automates sample […]

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Drawn’s Take On 3D-Printing Makes Furniture and Interior Design Objects Fully Customizable http://www.industrytap.com/drawns-take-3d-printing-makes-furniture-interior-design-objects-fully-customizable/29816 http://www.industrytap.com/drawns-take-3d-printing-makes-furniture-interior-design-objects-fully-customizable/29816#comments Sun, 05 Jul 2015 15:00:16 +0000 http://www.industrytap.com/?p=29816 Sylvain Charpiot, an engineer and founder of French startup Drawn, invented a seafoam-colored robot arm called Galatéa that can 3D-print customizable furniture and interior design objects. Galatéa, a former automotive industrial robot, is a large-scale 3D printer capable of heating plastic at over 440 degrees Fahrenheit to make simple, fully recyclable furniture. At the moment, […]

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Microsoft’s SemanticPaint Program Attempts to Help Robots and Autonomous Cars ‘See’! http://www.industrytap.com/microsofts-semanticpaint-program-attempts-help-robots-autonomous-cars-see/29823 http://www.industrytap.com/microsofts-semanticpaint-program-attempts-help-robots-autonomous-cars-see/29823#comments Sun, 05 Jul 2015 13:00:37 +0000 http://www.industrytap.com/?p=29823 Microsoft already had the world in a tizzy when it unveiled HoloLens, but now the company just appears to be showing off with a new program called SemanticPaint. SemanticPaint was built by the Microsoft Research team and aims to one day provide robots and autonomous vehicles the ability to literally “see” their surroundings. Specifically, the […]

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