Testing Electric Propulsion


On Aug. 19, National Aviation Day, a lot of people are reflecting on how far aviation has come in the last century. Could this be the future – a plane with many electric motors that can hover like a helicopter…

Amazon to trial PrimeAir drone delivery service in India


If everything goes well, the loud buzz of drones will drown the noise of crackers this Diwali in Mumbai and Bangalore, thanks to Amazon. According to a report in The Economic Times, Amazon is planning to kick start its delivery by drones or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV)…

New to the Archaeologist’s Tool Kit: The Drone


By WILLIAM NEUMAN and RALPH BLUMENTHAL CHEPÉN, Peru — A small remote-controlled helicopter buzzed over ancient hilltop ruins here, snapping hundreds of photographs. Below, stone walls built more than a thousand years ago by the Moche civilization gave way to a grid of…