Monthly Archives: December 2016

​Facebook drone investigation: Wind gust led to broken wing – CNET

Enlarge ImageFacebook's Aquila dronePhoto by Facebook/Screenshot by Stephen Shankland/CNET Aquila, Facebook's internet-beaming drone prototype, was laid low because of an inability to handle a gust of wind, a federal investigation concluded, and Facebook is changing the aircraft design accordingly.The drone, unmanned and operated by autopilot technology, crashed June 28 as it was coming in to…
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The Drought-Busting Bill Congress Just Passed Might Screw the Endangered Species Act

This summer, Donald Trump visited the Central Valley and promised voters he would prioritize agricultural development in California. In his speech, the president-elect blamed the environmental laws protecting a “certain three-inch fish“—the Delta smelt—for the prolonged drought. He promised, if elected, to place the needs of farmers over fish.But it looks like his promise is…
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