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Maps, the Web, and You: Power and possibility with Web GIS

<b>Understand the concept of applied geography in Chapter 1 of The ArcGIS Book</b>The first chapter in The ArcGIS Book acknowledges the work of current GIS …

ArcGIS

Five Ways to Get the Most out of Your GIS Platform

<b></b><b>Today, ArcGIS is more than a software product. It is a platform that takes advantage of organizations’ huge information inventories.</b>Platforms have …

ArcGIS

Creating Useful Technology and Supporting Our Users

<b></b><i>During the plenary session of the 2015 User Conference last week in San Diego, I shared some of the big themes we are pursuing as we innovate the</i> …

ArcGIS

Creating Useful Technology and Supporting Our Users

<i>During the plenary session of the 2015 User Conference last week in San Diego, I shared some of the big themes we are pursuing as we innovate the</i> …

How Microgrids Could Bring Electricity To 1.5 Billion People

<i>This article was originally published in December 2012 on the Energy Realities blog.</i><p>Since most of the world has taken electric lights, air conditioning, ubiquitous power outlets and so on for granted for several generations, it’s easy to forget that more than 1.5 billion people on the planet – …

Solar could be cheaper than coal and gas by 2025, study says

EXCLUSIVE: Solar power will be cheaper than coal or gas by 2025 in sunnier regions of the EU, according to a study published the day before the …

America's Power Sector Is Aging, As Demand For Energy Keeps Going Up [Infographic]

We're gonna need a younger workforce<p>A lot of attention is paid to America’s aging power infrastructure. As the 21st century continues on, and people purchase newer devices that demand more power from the grid, it’s easy to miss another essential part of the power puzzle: the skilled technicians and …

French Researchers Bother Birds With Drones, For Science

Ecologists study how wildlife-studying drones affect the creatures<p>Everyone from filmmakers to drug traffickers knows that drones are useful for innumerable tasks. Scientists have started using drones in ecological research, monitoring animals in places that are too remote or delicate to visit in …

Electric car benefits? Just myths: Column

It is time to stop our green worship of the electric car. It costs us a fortune, cuts little CO2 and surprisingly kills almost twice the number of people compared with regular gasoline cars.<p>It is time to stop our green worship of the electric car. It costs us a fortune, cuts little CO2 and …

Electric Vehicles

Strongest material known to man? A limpet's tooth

Limpet's teeth are the strongest material known to man, it has emerged, as researchers consider the impact that the discovery could have on engineering and design in the future<p>Scientists believe they may have found the strongest natural material known to man, one that could be copied to make the …

Drones will scan Amazon rainforest in search of environmental impact by ancient civilisations

Drones are set to be used to discover how ancient civilisations in the Amazon used and transformed the land in order to create a sustainable …

New FAA Rules For Drones Include A Pilot Test

Even as it ignores recreational drones, the FAA has finally proposed some rules for the commercial swarm—including a basic piloting test.<p>Six weeks …

Amazon Won't Be Delivering Packages by Drone Anytime Soon

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the country’s Department of Transportation have unveiled proposed rules for drone flights. The plan [PDF] aims to maintain aviation safety standards, but will also make it difficult for companies hoping to use drones as couriers.<p>According to the …

Unmanned Aircraft

FAA Surprises Fliers with Release of Proposed Small-Drone Rules

Today, the FAA released its long-awaited proposed legislation for small drones, specifying a weight limit of 55 pounds and daytime-only, line-of sight use for the craft, among other requirements.<p>As quadcopters and other small easy-to-fly, self-navigating aircraft have grown with incredible …

FAA to release new drone rules: Will Amazon get what it wants?

The Federal Aviation Administration reportedly could release on Sunday much-awaited regulations for how businesses can use drones in American …

Leaked Document Shows FAA Rules For Commercial Drones Will Be Laxer Than Feared

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will officially announce its proposed rules for small drones (or UAS — unmanned aerial systems — as the agency likes to call them) on Sunday. However, as Forbes first reported earlier this weekend, a document (first discovered by Steve Zeets) leaked out …

FAA to announce proposed drone rules

At 10 a.m. eastern time tomorrow, the FAA will have a news conference where they’ll announce what exactly they intend to do about regulating drones …

Drones

Leaked FAA Document Provides Glimpse Into Drone Regulations

The FAA appears poised to release regulations that will impose a minimal burden on businesses, paving the way for integration of drones into the national airspace. Information about the forthcoming regulations is contained in an inadvertently published document that appears to be an FAA economic …

Why We Don’t Have Battery Breakthroughs - MIT Technology Review

Electric cars are quick and quiet, with a range more than long enough for most commutes. If you want a car with extremely fast acceleration, the …

Clean Energy

Repairing the DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ Drone

If you damage your DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ quadcopter, it's possible to perform a DIY repair.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn …

Tidal power scheme backs UK engineering with turbine work coming to UK

Project to generate electricity from tides in Swansea Bay appoints GE-Andritz consortium to build turbines<p>British engineering companies will play a major role in producing the huge turbines which will generate environmentally friendly energy in a ground-breaking £1bn project to harness the power of …

This bouncy ball drone wants to search and rescue without cutting off anyone's face by accident

Rotors and a roll cage are a potent combination<p>We've seen some incredible progress recently when it comes to the sense and avoid technology that lets drones navigate around obstacles. But we're still waiting for these systems to be robust enough to actually deploy to the public. In the meantime, a …