Spies in the Sky: Aerial Recon in World War II
If you’ve been a fan of Tech Podcast for any length of time, then you know how much I like to look back at the technologies of the past. WTP 337 is no exception. This week, we’ve got a BBC interview with author Taylor Downing about his new book, Spies in the Sky: The Secret Battle for Aerial Intelligence During World War II. At left, you can see a aerial picture of Omaha Beach that was taken before the D-Day invasion. Downing has lots of interesting things to say about the cameras that were used, and about the dedicated group of individuals who turned deciphering those photos into a craft, maybe even an art form. Not to be missed, and definitely something to be shared.
I also have a couple of items for those of you interested in how tech is playing a role in the so-called Arab Spring. I’ve got a BBC interview on Syria’s Electronic Army, and an item from The World on how cell phone giant Nokia-Siemens is coming under fire for helping authorities in Bahrain stifle protest.
In the wake of events at the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan, many countries, especially Western countries that had once embraced nuclear power, are rethinking that commitment. But in Africa, some countries are moving ahead with plans to ramp up nuclear programs. The BBC’s Will Ross looks at the case of Kenya.Technology Podcast. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.