Opinion: Recalling what's really important Blog 10/23/2001 Post a comment It has been the custom of this column each Christmas to recognize a sampling of the good works of industry Samaritans. But the Sept. 11 calamity compels us not to wait until December to recognize now the everyday charity of so many who died.
Valley View: Keeping technology out of the wrong hands Blog 10/15/2001 Post a comment
When a major new museum opened in Washington, D.C. in 1993, among its exhibits was an IBM D-11 Hollerith card sorting machine, a predecessor to the modern computer. The museum, however, wasn't devoted to technology or science. It was the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros and cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight – as are piloted airplanes? Join EE Times' Junko Yoshida as she moderates a panel of drone experts.