The first thing I noticed in the graph was that the Ground Temperature has a larger swing than the Air Temperature, the opposite of what we experience here on Earth. I wonder if it's because the thin atmosphere on Mars has less mass than Earth's atmosphere, and therefore holds less heat.
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.