Real Science: Droning On And On

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It seems like everybody loves drones.  Looooves 'em.  Well, except maybe some guys in Afghanistan or something.  But drones are becoming the new hot toy--my mother-in-law even offered to buy us a drone!--and people are using them for aerial photography, checking on livestock, harassing the neighbors, and companies are trying to figure out how to use them to make deliveries (just one more job category that would be eliminated--delivery driver!)

Well, a company in Santa Cruz, CA wants to turn drones into the storied flying cars we were promised.  Joby Aviation is looking to build remotely-piloted two- and four-person "sky taxis."

They say it's cheaper than a helicopter...