During my visit to Palo Verde plant when in college in the late 80's, I remember the pride profesionalism, and serious attitude that all empoyees that showed us around displayed. But what sticks to my mind the most, was the radiation counter, and how it was tracked for each individual. My assumption is that by now, lots of employees must have already exceed safe limits. My prayers are with those brave souls that remain doing their best for the good of their community. Amen.
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.