Engineering & Technology magazine

Friday March 27 2015

Alex Kalinaukas  Alex Kalinauckas, assistant features editor
Amazon in talks with UK government over drone trials

Amazon’s idea of using drones to deliver goods to customers certainly takes up plenty of column inches in the press and this appeared to take a step closer to reality as the UK transport minister welcomed Amazon’s approach to test their delivery drones in the UK. One problem with all this though, how are the drones supposed to get the package through me letterbox? Let alone try and leave it with a neighbour when I’m inevitably not in.

Hijack-preventing locks allowed derailed pilot to crash Germanwings flight

The latest tragic aircraft disaster had a sinister and terrible twist when analysis of the cockpit voice recorder suggested one of the pilots had crashed the plane on purpose after locking his colleague out of the flight deck. Airlines around the world are responding but…

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