‘During the robbery, Georgiou, who was wearing a crash helmet, hit one of the men over the head with an imitation handgun, while the second grabbed a knife from the kitchen. Both men then threatened to shoot or stab the occupiers if they didn’t comply with their demands.
‘The robbers managed to escape with a laptop, mobile phones and Xbox games during the burglary.
‘What the men did not realise was that during the entire incident, the residents of the flat had been playing the popular Xbox game, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 online with a friend in Brighton who heard the entire robbery relayed through his headset…’
Polarized Light for Navigation
Bats more hi-tech than man?
‘Polarized light is something people wear sunglasses to avoid, but for bats, it’s actually useful, and can help them find their way.
‘The greater mouse-eared bat (Myotis myotis) is the first mammal known to navigate using polarized light — light waves that are parallel to each other and vibrate in a single plane. The bats use the scattered polarized rays at sunset to calibrate their internal compass and fly in the right direction, according to a new study, detailed today (July 22) in the journal Nature Communications.
‘”Every night through the spring, summer and autumn, bats leave their roosts in caves, trees and buildings to search for insect prey,” Stefan Greif, a biologist at Queen’s University Belfast in Northern Ireland and co-author of the study, said in a statement…’
Vint Cerf Warns Against Evil Superpowers Taking Over the Internet
‘In a new video posted by Google, a cartoon version of Vint Cerf, who is widely recognized as one of the fathers of the Internet (along with Bob Kahn), explains the Internet address system and some of the near-term hurdles it faces.
‘The two-and-a-half-minute animated video is mostly an Internet Address system explainer that highlights Cerf’s and Khan’s role in, essentially, birthing the Internet we know and love today. The pair worked on the Internet’s predecessor, a Defense Dept. project called Arpanet. As Cerf says in the video, “Like any good father, I’m going to bend your ear with a story about my kid.”…’