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New wave of hands on drones

January 26th, 2015 at 1:50 pm » Comments Off

Farmers, police forces, and extreme sports enthusiasts have already found uses for drones.  Now engineers are testing versions of the tiny craft that can do more than just observe.



Drones to help you find a parking spot

January 17th, 2015 at 5:21 pm » Comments Off

Need help finding a parking spot?  Just ask the drone flying overhead.  



Idea Jam and The Future of Jobs with Futurist, Thomas Frey

January 2nd, 2015 at 12:46 pm » Comments Off

On November 7, 2014, I attended the “Idea Jam – Innovating for the Future” session put on by the Pacific Center for Workforce Innovation in San Diego. The purpose of the session was to identify the major challenges to the San Diego workforce in the coming years and to generate audience participation in visioning exercises […]



Ready or Not, Drone Technology will Change Everything

December 30th, 2014 at 5:16 pm » Comments Off

The Federal Aviation Administration recently released a report detailing more than 190 safety incidents involving drones and commercial aircraft. In response, Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) has vowed to push legislation that would crack down on the commercial use of drones, also called Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). India’s Directorate General for Civil Aviation has already banned […]



How solar powered drones are about to transform your life

December 17th, 2014 at 11:20 am » Comments Off

 George Bye at the DaVinci Institute’s “Night with a Futurist” talking about the future of solar powered UAVs George Bye is the founder of Bye Aerospace, a Colorado company involved in the design of a unique solar-electric powered aircraft that use solar electric energy, stored in batteries, to drive a propeller to both fly and stay […]



FAA Drags Feet on Drone Rulings

December 16th, 2014 at 9:58 am » Comments Off

Many new drones are now making their debut – Image by media.salon.com In August, the Federal Aviation Administration missed a key deadline for developing rules for small commercial drones. That failure has infuriated businesses that want to test and use drones for delivering goods, monitoring crops and doing other awesome things. Some have even threatened […]



The best drone for beginners

December 2nd, 2014 at 1:26 pm » Comments Off

If you want to be a drone pilot this is where you start. You don’t start with a crazy $1,200 semi-autonomous eye in the sky, but a cheap miniature quadcopter.



NASA to create bioengineered drones made of mushrooms and bacteria

November 28th, 2014 at 10:05 am » Comments Off

Prototype of the bioengineered drone. Autonomous drones can seem like they have minds of their own and that creeps out some people.  But a new, NASA-backed research project seeks to create something quite different: A living, breathing, biodegradable drone made out of bacteria and fungi.    



Bionic Bird: A flying bird-shaped drone controlled with your smartphone

November 20th, 2014 at 4:49 pm » Comments Off

Bionic Bird Bionic Bird isn’t a bird or a plane. Bionic Bird is a bird-shaped drone. This new mechanical bird, due to land this December, will be app controlled, using a Bluetooth 4.0 link to support 100 meters of remote controlled flight from your smartphone or tablet. (Videos)    



101 Endangered Jobs by 2030

November 7th, 2014 at 10:30 am » Comments Off

Futurist Thomas Frey: Business owners today are actively deciding whether their next hire should be a person or a machine. After all, machines can work in the dark and don’t come with decades of HR case law requiring time off for holidays, personal illness, excessive overtime, chronic stress or anxiety.  



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