More options to help us move from the use of more precious metals are greatly needed so this one is very welcome. And since it has some apparent cost benefit (just how much is not given in the article), the end result should hopefully be some economic benefit all the way through the chain to the consumer.
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.