DJI has just upstaged the launch of its own DJI Air 2S drone by announcing a new sub-brand called DJI Automotive – the new home for its self-driving car tech. Rumors earlier in the week had suggested the drone maker might be moving into autonomous driving, which is a good fit for DJI considering its drones use cutting-edge obstacle avoidance. But DJI has just made the move official on its new DJI Automotive site . At this stage, DJI won't be making its own self-driving cars, as there's sadly no sign of a Mavic vehicle on the site. But it does explain the three areas of autonomous driving that DJI is getting into. These are the best DJI drones you can buy right now Or check out our guide to the best drones in the world Read our in-depth DJI Air 2S review Image 1 of 2 Image 2 of 2 These three self-driving solutions are DJI Driving D130 series (for highway and motorway driving of speeds between 0-130kph), the D80 series (suitable for driving at … [Read more...] about It’s official: DJI is moving into self-driving cars
This article was originally published at The Conversation. The publication contributed the article to Live Science's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights. We have only just moved into May and despite being seven months away from next summer in the southern hemisphere, climate researchers are seeing the beginnings of what could be the most powerful El Niño event since 1997/98. An El Niño is a change in Pacific Ocean and atmosphere that typically causes drought, extreme heat and bushfires in Australia. Last year was a neutral El Niño and we have been surprisingly lucky with only a few small El Niño ’s since the 21st century started, despite having two of the hottest years on record globally in 2005 and 2010 . The last really big El Niño was in 1997/98. It is no coincidence that 1998 is the only remaining year from the past century that still sits in the top 10 for the hottest years, globally, on record. By itself, research shows an El Niño event can raise … [Read more...] about Are We Heading for a Worrying Super El Niño?
If you've ever yearned to own something from out of this world, here's your chance. On Oct. 14 in Manhattan, fragments of Mars , the moon and asteroids that have fallen to Earth go up for sale, in what auction house Heritage Auctions is billing as the largest public meteorite auction ever held. More than 125 items are for sale, a number of which have no minimum bid attached. The growing market for meteorites has driven the emergence of a meteorite prospecting industry in northwestern Africa and Oman, but even as people scour the deserts for meteorites, rocks from space remain among the most rare things on Earth. Taken together, every single meteorite known to exist would weigh significantly less than the world’s annual output of gold, said Darryl Pitt, the meteorite consultant for the auction. Nearly all known meteorites originate in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, and research tied a few back to the large asteroid Vesta . Vesta's surface bears evidence of … [Read more...] about Far Out! Meteorites From Mars & Moon Going Up For Sale
The latest research from the 2021 Connected Benchmark report found that the average organization runs 843 individual applications. The report also found that only 29% of applications on average are integrated. With the average lifetime of an application being just four years, organizations must evolve away from being hierarchical and hardwired toward being flexible and open to change -- a composable enterprise. Marketing departments represent a line-of-business with many business applications that are mostly not integrated. The marketing technology landscape has exploded in the past decade. Just look at the trend of Scott Brinker 's Marketing Technology Landscape logo map over the past ten years: State of Marketing research from Salesforce shows that marketing leaders top challenges are customer engagements in real time, innovation, creating a cohesive customer journey across all channels, unifying customer data sources and sharing a unified view of customer data across … [Read more...] about A cure for marketing’s ‘Frankenstack’ syndrome
For a few brief minutes, a suborbital rocket from NASA has an ambitious plan to seek out particles from interstellar space . A mission called Spatial Heterodyne Interferometric Emission Line Dynamics Spectrometer (SHIELDS) will lift off from the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico no earlier than Monday (April 19). It will soar to a peak height of 186 miles (roughly 300 kilometers) — a little more than half the altitude of the International Space Station — and peer at the sky for a few minutes with its telescope. With this capability, it is possible to see light from particles from beyond our solar system even on a short flight outside the Earth's atmosphere. The mission follows a similar study in 2014 ; this mission will extend the project's scope. Related: These NASA rocket launches to study Earth's atmosphere are just gorgeous (photos) To understand what SHIELDS is looking for, it's best to start with a quick overview of our solar … [Read more...] about Small NASA rocket will study boundary of interstellar space