Graphic: The Dambuster Raid Anniversary Operation Chastise was a daring attack on German dams carried out on May 16-17, 1943 by Royal Air Force No. 617 Squadron, flying modified Avro Lancasters, known as “The Dambusters,” the aircraft dropped a bomb specially developed to skip along the surface of a reservoir, over the anti-torpedo netting, and into the dam wall before detonating at a preset depth.
Infographic: The fight for the Stanley Cup Much angst, and ink, has been spilled in recent years over fighting in hockey. Progressives say ban fighting. Traditionalists say ‘over our dead bodies.’ A moral debate rages. Yet what seldom gets asked is: How does fighting affect a team’s performance? Does toughness win games? Is meting out an ugly black eye as valuable as scoring a pretty goal? Let’s drop the gloves, shall we, and look at the numbers. (Illustration by Mike Faille)
With the world staring down the barrel of North Korea’s nuclear arsenal, intercontinental missiles, and biological and chemical weapons, sane people might be wondering why no one has started bombing them yet? The answer is simple.
The repercussions would be disastrous. While North Korean arms are mostly antiquated, much of it dating back half a century, what they lack in modernity they make up for in both volume and location.
Graphic: Rise of the mobile phone Forty years ago this week, reporters watched amazed as Motorola electrical engineer Martin Cooper made the first public mobile phone call — to his competitor at Bell Labs, no less, reports Kristopher Morrison. It took 10 years before Motorola went from demo in New York to producing the first model for retail. Since then the technology has surged and this week Mr. Cooper said he believes the best is yet to come. “Technology has to be invisible. Transparent. Just simple. A modern cellphone in general has an instruction book that’s bigger and heavier than the cellphone. That’s not right,” Mr. Cooper told CBS.
Graphic: What Are North Korea’s Intentions? North Korea has a fearsome collection of biological and chemical weapons, including rockets that have the potential to strike at most of its close neighbours and the potential to reach Europe, much of the U.S. and all of Australia. (Richard Johnson/National Post)
Graphic: North Korea is believed to have more than 800 ballistic missiles. What does it plan to do with them? North Korea has drawn widespread condemnation after conducting a nuclear test in defiance of international bans. Pyongyang said its scientists had set off a “miniaturized” nuclear device. The test could bring North Korea a step closer to developing a nuclear warhead small enough to be mounted on a long-range missile. North Korea also has a fearsome collection of biological and chemical weapons. North Korean rockets have the potential to strike at most of its close neighbours and the potential to reach Europe, much of the U.S. and all of Australia.
Graphic: The Extraordinary Renditions – 54 Guilty Nations Since Sept. 11, 2001, the CIA has been accused of rendering 136 suspected terrorists to states such as Egypt, Jordan, Morocco and Uzbekistan. The National Post takes a look into the allegations around the murky world of extraordinary rendition.