It seems wrong that seismic engineers were tried and convicted for refusing to say whether tremors indicated that a larger earthquake was imminent. Since when have seismic engineers been able to predict earthquakes?
How entertaining--engineering certainly does have its share of rogues! I'm surprised that John Delorean didn't make the rogue's gallery here - or was he excluded because he wasn't actually convicted of nefarious deeds?
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.