Brian Bills, a flight operations analyst for Lockheed Martin, demonstrates the Procerus VTOL (vertical takeoff and landing) Flight System — a surveillance drone for commercial, civil and military customers — at the Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International conference in Las Vegas. (<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GttUgRfWnE">Watch a demo video</a>.)
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Manufacturers at the conference showed a wide range of unmanned vehicles used in the air, on land and in the sea.
Originally published on Mon October 15, 2012 10:06 am
Some enterprising dairy farmers in rural Maryland have found a new source of income — opening ice cream shops on their farms. This summer, seven of them have come together to form Maryland's Best Ice Cream Trail, the nation's first farm-based ice cream trail. And the results so far seem pretty sweet.
Originally published on Thu August 9, 2012 1:08 pm
In Cuba, President Raul Castro has plans to reform the economy, but many challenges lie ahead before the country can move forward. Many of the changes are being implemented slowly because of resistance from within the Communist Party.