Californians Want to Fix the Drought—Without Spending Any Money

Californians agree their state’s drought is a big problem, but they’re not enthused about spending money to alleviate it. That’s one of the takeaways from a just-released University of Southern California/Los Angeles Times poll. Some other findings: Big problem, getting bigger Just prior to California’s last gubernatorial election in November 2010, 46 percent of voters…

Welcome To The New Age of Robotics

iRobot Corporation: Robots that Make a Difference iRobot designs and builds robots that make a difference. iRobot was founded in 1990 by Massachusetts Institute of Technology roboticists with the vision of making practical robots a reality. In 2013, iRobot generated $487 million in revenue and employed more than 500 of the robot industry’s top professionals,…

Judge Rules Against FAA in ‘Landmark’ UAV Challenge

NTSB judge strikes down $10,000 fine against man for unlicensed “commercial use.” In 2011, Raphael Pirker used a RiteWing Zephyr II remote-controlled flying wing to record aerial video of a hospital campus for use in a television advertisement. That act resulted in the Federal Aviation Administration issuing a fine to Pirker of $10,000 for that commercial…

Blind Faith: How Deregulation and Enron’s Influence Over Government Looted Billions from Americans

Q. What have we learned? A. Obviously nothing, except how to bend over and take it again and again. Electricity Deregulation LET’S TAKE A WALK DOWN MEMORY LANE: THE ISSUES?   The U.S. electric industry was undergoing a sea change in the way it delivers electricity to millions of households and businesses nationwide. At the…