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ELEKTRO 11/2018 was released on October 31th 2018. Its digital version will be available on November 30st 2018.

Topic: Switchboards and substations; Maintenance of electrical equipment; Rotating electrical machines and drives

Main Article
Smart Cities (part 4 – volume 1)

SVĚTLO (Light) 5/2018 was released on September 17th 2018. Its digital version will be available immediately.

Interiors lighting
Luminaire selection by the concept of interior
The unique book about interiors nowadays on market
Invitation on colloquium Interiéry 2018 – exceptional action for the seventh time

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Profesor Jiří Habel passed away – memories remain

Researchers test damage caused when drones collide with airplanes

19.10.2018 | University of Dayton | udayton.edu

There’s a new warning out about the risk that the growing number of unmanned drones is getting way too close to planes. Researchers at the University of Dayton found significant damage when they fired a small drone into a plane’s wing to show what could happen in a mid-air collision.

The two-pound drone was test-fired into a single-engine aircraft wing to mimic a mid-air collision at 238 miles per hour, tearing deep into the wing, fuel lines, and support structure, it likely would have landed safely.

Drones and planes

So far this year, pilots have reported 2,000 drone sightings. Nationwide, 109,000 registered users own more than a million registered drones that are required to stay below 400 feet and five miles away from airports, but Embry-Riddle researchers recently documented 192 drone flights near Daytona Beach Airport in just a 13 day period. One in five posed a risk to aircrafts.

Read more at University of Dayton

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