Industry Tap http://www.industrytap.com Tap Into News Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:00:19 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1 China Using Supercomputer to Design Smart Cities http://www.industrytap.com/china-using-supercomputer-design-smart-cities/26011 http://www.industrytap.com/china-using-supercomputer-design-smart-cities/26011#comments Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:00:19 +0000 http://www.industrytap.com/?p=26011 IndustryTap has frequently reported on advancements in supercomputer technology including “Supercomputer Technology Now Cooling HCPVT Solar Systems“, “Supercomputer Simulations Linchpin of Third Industrial Revolution,” and “IBM’s Watson Has a New Gig: World Class Chef.” We also regularly report on the “Top 500 Supercomputers“. Now Chinese urban planners are taking a page from the folks and players […]

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Get The Extreme Micro-Drone 2.0 With Camera… Plus Free Global Shipping! http://www.industrytap.com/get-extreme-micro-drone-2-0-camera-plus-free-global-shipping/26066 http://www.industrytap.com/get-extreme-micro-drone-2-0-camera-plus-free-global-shipping/26066#comments Mon, 26 Jan 2015 14:10:49 +0000 http://www.industrytap.com/?p=26066 It’s a bird! It’s a plane…it’s a flippin’ quadrocopter with an aerial camera! The Micro Drone 2.0 is equipped with an aerial camera so you can capture photos and video while flipping through the skies. This crazy maneuvering remote-controlled Micro Drone 2.0 can do it all! Extreme Micro-Drone 2.0 Key Features: Carries an included camera […]

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Iconic SkyMall Files For Bankruptcy… Still Hope For the Catalog’s Ressurection http://www.industrytap.com/iconic-skymall-files-bankruptcy-still-hope-catalogs-ressurection/26042 http://www.industrytap.com/iconic-skymall-files-bankruptcy-still-hope-catalogs-ressurection/26042#comments Mon, 26 Jan 2015 14:00:06 +0000 http://www.industrytap.com/?p=26042 The parent company behind SkyMall magazine, a mainstay in the backs of seats on commercial flights, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. However, there is still hope for the iconic catalog because if a bankruptcy court grants approval, Xhibit Corp will be allowed to seek out a buyer for the catalog. “We are extremely […]

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Risks of Artificial Intelligence & the Future of Life http://www.industrytap.com/risks-artificial-intelligence-future-life/26008 http://www.industrytap.com/risks-artificial-intelligence-future-life/26008#comments Sun, 25 Jan 2015 21:00:22 +0000 http://www.industrytap.com/?p=26008 Human bosses can be quite out of control and make everyone’s life miserable. But human jerks may pale in comparison to robot jerks who are likely to have the intelligence and technology to move “simple” humans out of the way, permanently. With current supercomputers capable of computing at a rate of 2,507 trillion times per […]

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3.2 Gigapixel Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) Generates 6000 Terabytes of Image Data Per Year http://www.industrytap.com/3-2-gigapixel-large-synoptic-survey-telescope-lsst-generates-6000-terabytes-image-data-per-year/26029 http://www.industrytap.com/3-2-gigapixel-large-synoptic-survey-telescope-lsst-generates-6000-terabytes-image-data-per-year/26029#comments Sun, 25 Jan 2015 19:00:57 +0000 http://www.industrytap.com/?p=26029 Plans for the construction of the world’s largest-ever digital camera, dubbed the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST), have reached a major milestone. This revolutionary facility will help solve some of the biggest mysteries in astronomy and produce an unmatched wide-field astronomical survey of our universe. The LSST will produce an image of the entire southern sky every […]

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GM Invests $300 Million in Robots to Expedite the Process of Building Cadillacs http://www.industrytap.com/gm-invests-300-million-robots-expedite-process-building-cadillacs/25986 http://www.industrytap.com/gm-invests-300-million-robots-expedite-process-building-cadillacs/25986#comments Sun, 25 Jan 2015 16:00:12 +0000 http://www.industrytap.com/?p=25986 General Motors has lofty plans for its Detroit-Hamtramck plant, reportedly investing $300 million in robots to help automate the company’s manufacturing process ahead of of this year’s launch of the 2016 Cadillac CT6 luxury sedan. Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen said the investment encompasses 205 robots capable of many advanced manufacturing techniques such as aluminum laser […]

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Buffalo: The Best Designed & Planned City in the United States http://www.industrytap.com/buffalo-best-designed-planned-city-united-states/26019 http://www.industrytap.com/buffalo-best-designed-planned-city-united-states/26019#comments Sun, 25 Jan 2015 14:00:56 +0000 http://www.industrytap.com/?p=26019 Buffalo, New York has been through good times and bad, but recently the city is emerging as one of the better places to live in the United States. Part of this is due to a long and prosperous history that, from time to time, has seen ebbs and flows of success and adversity. Like all […]

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Austria’s New Twisting Skyscraper, The Hochhaus Tower, Sidesteps Zoning Regulations With Unique Architecture http://www.industrytap.com/austrias-new-twisting-skyscraper-hochhaus-tower-sidesteps-zoning-regulations-unique-architecture/26034 http://www.industrytap.com/austrias-new-twisting-skyscraper-hochhaus-tower-sidesteps-zoning-regulations-unique-architecture/26034#comments Sat, 24 Jan 2015 21:00:40 +0000 http://www.industrytap.com/?p=26034 The new, twisting skyscraper above will soon be home to many Austrian residents as construction is expected to start by 2016. Located near the Gasometers in the Simmering district of Vienna, the 30-story, 360-foot Hochhaus Tower is the work of Netherlands-based architecture firm MVDRV, known for unique architecture and testing the laws of physics. The […]

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Teixobactin: A Super Antibiotic That Could Wipe Out Diseases from MRSA to TB http://www.industrytap.com/teixobactin-super-antibiotic-wipe-diseases-mrsa-tb/26024 http://www.industrytap.com/teixobactin-super-antibiotic-wipe-diseases-mrsa-tb/26024#comments Sat, 24 Jan 2015 19:00:32 +0000 http://www.industrytap.com/?p=26024 The problem of drug-resistant bacteria is serious and growing. Resistance occurs when bacteria change in some way that results in the reduction or elimination of the effectiveness of drugs to cure or prevent infections. The bacteria survive and continue to multiply, causing more harm. Researchers from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts, have discovered a new antibiotic that […]

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World Economic Forum 2015: “The New Global Context” http://www.industrytap.com/world-economic-forum-2015-new-global-context/26033 http://www.industrytap.com/world-economic-forum-2015-new-global-context/26033#comments Sat, 24 Jan 2015 16:00:05 +0000 http://www.industrytap.com/?p=26033 “One Stop Shop” For World Leaders & Policy Makers The World Economic Forum 2015 Annual Meeting in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland started this year on Monday, January 21st and continues to Saturday, January 24, 2015. The world’s political and economic elite fly into the area on 1,700 private jets and land at Duberndorf Military Base and Zurich, […]

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