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These toys are turning today's kids into tomorrow's inventors

DIY computers, robot-making kits and smart paint are helping children to learn basic engineering and electronics<p>The UK is experiencing a chronic shortage of engineers. Economists fear that if today’s youth doesn’t develop the skills to meet the needs of our increasingly hi-tech economy, future …

How Your Cat Could Make You Mentally Ill

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Edgar Allan Poe

This Is Just a Really, Really Awesome Los Angeles Drone Video

This drone video is special. Not just in the wide lens it casts on Los Angeles—capturing everything from obvious landmarks (Griffith Park, the Hollywood sign, the Santa Monica Pier) to lesser-known ones, like the Baldwin Hills oil derricks, the Felix the Cat car dealership sign, and <b>murals</b> and …

Google Gave Away a $1 Million Design Guide for Free

Google introduced the world, and more specifically designers, to a whole new way of thinking about User Interface and User Experience design at …

UI Design

How living out of suitcases for 2 years, through 5 countries, helped one family pay over $30,000 of debt

He was finishing up his MBA and had an internship at a well-known consumer-products company that was sure to put him on the corporate fast track — all while running his own successful tutoring and test-prep business on the side.<p>I was juggling getting my Ph.D. in reproductive epidemiology while also …

Personal Finance

Watch the First Government Approved Drone Delivery

The timing was ironic, happening the same day drones interfered with rescue helicopters in California.<p>The Federal Aviation Administration banned drones from distance delivery in February, but it made an exception on Friday.<p>Drones from the private company Flirtey carried medicine to a health clinic …

Demonstration

These Incredibly Thin, Simple Headphones Don’t Use Any Wires

Traditionally, making headphones is a complex process. The devices are commonly made up of at least 50 parts, and the production process is lengthy. But a new kind of headphones, created using a technique called roll-to-roll processing, are thin, simple, and easy to produce.<p>With roll-to-roll …

Headphones

How IRS Form 2553 Can Save Your Business a Ton of Taxes

Using this form is the key to avoiding double taxation.<p>Starting a business is exciting, but it comes with all kinds of decisions to make. On the tax …

Retirement

Drone reveals startling ‘alien world’ inside planet’s ‘largest cave’

In Mark Twain’s “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” (1876), Tom and pal Becky get lost in McDougal’s Cave, leaving the residents of St. Petersburg, Mo., to frantically search for the children underground. Townsfolk fear for Tom’s and Becky’s lives. After all, it’s dark, they’re hungry, and Tom’s nemesis …

Mark Twain

Lady blames me for running red light,The video doesn't lie

Drones are great for spying — on endangered birds and wildlife

Drones, robots and unmanned submarines used to be for military use only. But these days the technology is rapidly advancing and becoming more …

ESPN is bringing camera drones to the X Games

Last September, the Federal Aviation Administration began working with movie and TV groups to grant them approval for operating drones in national airspace. Most recently, cable news channel CNN got the green light from the FAA to use these UAVs for news reporting, and now ESPN's managed to do the …

Google Wants New Spectrum for Drones and Internet Balloons

Elon Musk may be trying to share the internet in remote places using high-altittude devices, but Google has been working on a similar idea since 2013 with Project Loon.<p>Wireless airwaves are already quite cluttered, however, so Google is requesting new spectrum above the 24 GHz range to deliver …

Associated Press, New York Times, and others will test drones with Virginia Tech's help

CNN's not the only media organization trying to help the FAA establish rules for putting drones in the sky for news coverage. Today, a crew of news companies including the Associated Press, Getty, Gannett, NBCUniversal, The New York Times Company, and <i>The Washington Post</i> have come together with …

Virginia Tech

Underwater drones map algae beneath Antarctic ice

Although the surface of Antarctica is almost completely white, a field of green and brown algae clings to the underside of the sea ice around the frozen continent.<p>Previously, this underwater forest of algae was accessible only to marine creatures or specially trained divers. But now, researchers …

Algae

City man has high hopes for school for drone pilots - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

By: Jesse Winter<p>A Winnipeg businessman said Transport Canada should require drone pilots be licensed, and he could be ready to teach them how to earn …

Drones

Skydio Makes Drones Smart So Pilots Can Be Dumb With $3M From Andreessen

“In five years, the notion of a drone crashing will be a weird, foreign thing” says Adam Bry, co-founder of drone auto-pilot startup Skydio and founding member of Google’s Project Wing drone delivery project. Skydio connects a drone’s cameras to its flight computer so it can avoid obstacles and …

Drones

A swarm of incredibly cheap camera drones is buzzing your way

HONG KONG—The annual Hong Kong Toy and Games Fair bills itself as Asia’s “biggest toys event” and provides a chance for manufacturers, particularly those from mainland China, to showcase their very newest designs, take orders from the world’s largest toy companies, and then line up their …

Drones

Warner Bros. uses drone on 'The Mentalist' set, a Hollywood first - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

The weekend before Warner Bros. studios planned to make television history, the weather was not cooperating. In normally sunny California, there had …

Pilot's License To Fly A Phantom Drone Helicopter? Just Absurd.

The FAA granted an exemption this week to real estate agent Douglas Trudeau to operate a Phantom 2 Vision+ to conduct aerial videography and cinematography in furtherance of his real estate business in Tucson, Arizona. The FAA requires that non-hobby uses of model aircraft operate under special FAA …

Drones

Drone startups swoop up millions

It promises to be the drone for everyone.<p>And everyone is putting big money behind the Ghost.<p>A consumer drone from a Chinese firm called EHANG, the Ghost is designed to be incredibly easy to use. It comes fully assembled, connects to a GoPro (not provided), and is controlled with a smartphone …

Drones

CNN teams with the FAA to make drones work for news gathering

CNN has been looking into the prospect of using drones for news reporting for months, but it now has an important ally in its corner: the FAA. The two organizations have forged a research agreement that will create an official framework for UAV use by the American press. CNN hopes this will move …

FAA boosts CNN's study of drones for newsgathering

Seeking to hasten the use of drones for newsgathering, the Federal Aviation Administration on Monday announced it has signed a research agreement …

Should consumer drones be better regulated?

After the first near miss between a passenger jet and a drone near Heathrow airport, five experts give their views<p><b>Jim McAuslan, British Airline Pilots’ Association</b><p>We welcome the development of new technologies – we are not about trying to stop drones. What we are about is trying to make them as …

Civil Aviation

Talking Drones With 3D Robotics CEO Chris Anderson

Drones were one of the hot topics coming into CES, but the show itself didn’t actually feature any standout products. Many of the new drones we saw were little more than knockoffs of DJI’s extremely successful Phantom Vision line (though there were a few interesting exceptions). Maybe it’s no …

Drones

We flew over the Nevada desert with Avegant's 'Jellyfish' video glasses

​Avegant's video headsets are like buses. You wait all year for one, and then two suddenly turn up at once. That thing you see above might look a million miles away from the headphone-inspired Glyph, but it is in fact a very close relative. Codenamed "Jellyfish" the video headset/wearable display …

We flew over the Nevada desert with Avegant's 'Jellyfish' video glasses

​Avegant's video headsets are like buses. You wait all year for one, and then two suddenly turn up at once. That thing you see above might look a million miles away from the headphone-inspired Glyph, but it is in fact a very close relative. Codenamed "Jellyfish" the video headset/wearable display …

Drones can now legally film real estate for the first time

Looking for property in Southern Arizona? You'll soon be enticed by drone footage, thanks to a new ruling by the FAA. A company called Tierra Antigua Realty of Tucson, Arizona is the first realtor to get the FAA's nod to use a DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ quadcopter to take aerial footage of homes for …

Real Estate