9 Communities Engineering Out Disability The Engineering Life - Around the Web 12/11/2013 5 comments Use your engineering know-how to help others with different needs. This great list of resources is full of ideas for how you can participate in projects that improve lives.
Open Source in Space: Flight Software Workshop Begins The Engineering Life - Around the Web 12/9/2013 1 comment Open-source code and its role in spaceflight software is one of many interesting topics to be discussed at the Flight Software Workshop this week. Here NASA JPL developers tell EE Times what's in the code.
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.