Yesterday's incident is thought to have been in response to the opening of the inquiry into the death of ex-KGB spy Alexander Litvinenko, who died in London nine years ago, poisoned by radioactive polonium.
One of the things I love computers for is how they have democratised the access to things that once were only attainable by a very few. This World War II short film called The German is a perfect example.
After seeing long-range surveillance's effectiveness during the first Gulf War, the UK acquired Airborne Stand-Off Radar (ASTOR) technology and integrated it into its all-seeing Sentinel surveillance system.
If you were to poke your nose around the door of some fashionable London boutiques -- Howies, Albam, Fred Perry - you might encounter a jacket made with a mysterious material called “Ventile”. First developed for the World War II, this stuff is waterproof, windproof and 100 per cent breathable, which makes it perfect for the unpredictable British weather.