The word Autonomous gets batted around a lot. What does it really mean in this context, and how is it different from automated?
In October, the U.S. Senate passed the FAA Re-Authorization Act and sent it to the President for signing into law. Among other things, the Act tackles many of the issues produced by the meteoric rise in popularity and numbers of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) for recreational and commercial use. Included in the Act was “The […]
The Continental United States has not experienced a really damaging earthquake since the 1994 Northridge, California quake. Yet around the world, large quakes have been devastating, particularly in Japan. Many experts believe that the US is well overdue for a bad earthquake. California is generally regarded as the most vulnerable area in the lower US, […]
Wildfire management in the Western states has become a national issue, straining state’s resources and forcing the Federal Government to steadily commit more firefighting assets and emergency funds to containing the fires and then repairing the damage. ”The Wildfire Season” as a term has become irrelevant; the “season” is now year-around for much of the […]
Recent Drone Attack on Venezuelan President; One More Sign We Need to Advance Counter-drone Technology
Yet another news report adds to the urgency of advancing support for counter-drone technology. Yesterday’s assassination attempt on President Nicolas Maduro, ostensibly conducted by so-called “suicide drones” which would make it the first weaponized UAV-based assault on a Head of State. From the limited video available President Maduro and his group were looking into the […]