The best published work I've seen in reverse-engineering Xilinx FPGA architecture and bitstreams has come out of Paris. Perhaps the French take Liberté more seriously than others, and when looking at closed bitstreams they think of the Bastille and Santé prisons.
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.