When WWII ended, American engineers examined a trove of Nazi concepts for rocket-powered weapons and airplanes. One of the most terrifying was Eugen Sänger's antipodal bomber, a manned supersonic plane designed to reach any city on Earth in one hour. Thank heavens it never worked. Here's Amy Shira Teitel explaining the terrifying concept:
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Multiplayer trailer unveiled Among the key points: - As expected, an EXO suit will overcome the pesky limitations of playing a human being in such games, with the ability to cloak yourself, hover and use a force-field to protect yourself. As a result, you’ll be able to kill from above. - Supply drop options will be added to the game, covering both standard weapons and items you can only use once. - There’ll be 12 game modes at launch, with new ones including Momentum (in which the team that captured a position last racks up points at an increasing pace) and Uplink (in which you have to carry a satellite drone to an uplink, but the player carrying the drone can’t use weapons.) - There’ll be a firing range option to try out weapons and customizations before using them in a game.
As of this month, the world’s population is now 7.2 billion, according to the United Nations, which celebrates World Population Day today. According to U.N. data, half of the people around the globe (3.6 billion) live in just a half-dozen countries. China has the world’s largest population (1.4 billion), followed by India (1.3 billion). The next most-populous nations – the United States, Indonesia, Brazil and Pakistan – combined have less than 1 billion people.