Agriculture is considered a prime area of potential growth in the drone industry because of the technology's ability to help survey crops and gather real-time information on farmland. And companies like DJI will be able to charge far higher prices than the $1,000 or so that their consumer Phantom drones command — the Agras will cost "roughly $15,000,".
A lot of drones are expected to be purchased this holiday season -- estimates are anywhere from 400,000 to a million. While some will be larger models capable of flying autonomously hundreds of feet in the air or flying at superfast speeds, most will simply be radio-controlled (RC) multirotor toys made to fly around your living room or backyard for a few minutes at a time until you inevitably crash or get stuck in a tree.
And beyond the "Light Side/Dark Side" makeovers that Google brought to its apps on Monday, there's one more little easter egg waiting for you, hidden right inside the search engine.
Just go to Google.com on any of your devices, type in "A long time ago in a galaxy far far away," and enjoy your search results, presented in that signature "Star Wars" opening crawl style. It even plays the theme song.
A Robinson R22 helicopter was struck Monday night by an object while flying south through Sepulveda Pass in Los Angeles. Operated as a cross-country training flight by L.A. Helicopters of Long Beach, Calif., the aircraft sustained severe damage to the windscreen when it was struck at 2,000 feet above sea level (800 feet above ground level) at about 7:15 p.m. The aircraft immediately diverted to Van Nuys Airport for an emergency landing. The flight instructor, who occupied the left seat, sustained cuts on his hands and knees from the shattered Plexiglas. The pilots were otherwise unharmed.
This is also the same model a pilot friend of mine almost crashed when belts started slipping. The way he told the story he increased power and down she started. Further complicating matters this also had a handle bar type of control stick that he wasn't used to flying with.
When Samy Kamkar lost his American Express card last August and received its replacement in the mail, something about the final digits on the new card set off an alert in the hacker lobe of his brain. He compared the numbers with those of his previous three American Express cards—as a universally curious security researcher and serial troublemaker, he’d naturally recorded them all—and a pattern emerged.