Category Archives: Digital

Web, internet, electronic. Information, its meaning and value in this digital age. What are profiles, links, accounts and online interractions say about us. The meaning of friendship in an era of social media. Is the world hitting on us?

This MegaDrone Will Be a Self-Flying Air Taxi in Dubai This Summer

Although Ehang announced the 184 at CES 2015 in Las Vegas, testing continued in Nevada as well as Dubai through to early 2017.  Now, it seems, commercial certification is imminent with the following announcement in the Middle East. This video … Continue reading

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Guide to LiPo Battery Management

http://fortune.com/2017/02/16/dubai-travel-drones-air-taxi-ehang-184/From Oscar Liang (OscarLiang.com), a useful reference to LiPo battery fundamentals, sizes, connectors, charge, balance charge and disposal. All RC hobbyists should keep Mr. Liang’s guides in their reference libraries.https://oscarliang.com/lipo-battery-guide/

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Singapore Expands Government Drone Use

Singapore is looking to expand its use of drones to support public services, for instance, to help monitor dengue-ht areas and construction sites. The Ministry of Transport announced that it had awarded a main contract for the deployment of unmanned … Continue reading

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e-volo Future Microlight, Volocopter

E-volo is an ambitious startup.  They want to be the first, environmentally friendly, emission-free private helicopter.  Hence, the VC200 Volocopter. ( website at: http://www.e-volo.com/) Based in Karlsruhe, Germany, the company has received several technical awards, and much consumer and press attention … Continue reading

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Hideout Survivor of World War II Netherlands

The following Canadian Press story describes how Betty Laron, as a 13-year old, hid from the Nazis in Zavenaar, the Netherlands in 1943. TORONTO – Betty Laron will never forget her father’s words the day he told her their family … Continue reading

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Aid Is In, but Gazans Can Only Look at Supplies – NYTimes.com

This summer’s battle between Israel and Hamas in Gaza has ended but the battle over relief and the restoration of Palestinian property and homes is on-going.   Warehouses are full of building materials contributed by aid agencies for reconstruction – … Continue reading

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Russia Is Deploying Its Fastest Interceptors To The Arctic Full-Time

Russia Is Deploying Its Fastest Interceptors To The Arctic Full-Time: The diplomatic struggle over the Arctic is, if not at a boiling point, on its way. Russia, the United States, Canada, Norway, and Denmark have all rushed to establish their … Continue reading

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