SmartDraw – The Visio Killer? Blog 3/2/2011 40 comments If you need to create professional-looking drawings and flowcharts and other diagrams for use in articles and presentations and suchlike, then maybe SmartDraw is the program for you.
Need a really stable portable clock? Think atomic Blog 3/1/2011 9 comments As the new decade gets underway, designers of military hardware have a new tool in their component toolbox— portable atomic clocks. Ultra-stable timekeeping can be critical for battlefield communications, IED jamming, navigation, and tactical UAVs, among other applications. A truly portable atomic clock would be a real plus in these applications.
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.