'They're Made Out Of Meat' by Terry Bisson Engineering Pop Culture! 8/9/2011 6 comments In this short story by Terry Bisson we listen in on two aliens from a mechanical civilization talking about what to do with regard to their first contact with the human race.
Seeing sounds and tasting colors Engineering Pop Culture! 8/1/2011 1 comment One engineer sees black-and-white gate-level schematics in color. Are there any synaesthete design engineers who see black-and-white RTL in color?
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.