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Glitch hits Wyoming ICBM site computers

One-ninth of the U.S. ICBM strike force went offline Saturday, as a series of control errors multiplied beyond the ability of engineers to compensate.

By October 27, 2010


Sixty years on, the B-52 is still going strong

The iconic aircraft of the Cold War made its debut flight in 1952. The Air Force says the bomber could easily still be flying in the year 2040.

By April 15, 2012


Doomsday Clock moves 1 minute closer to catastrophe

Blaming a lack of progress on nuclear arms and climate change, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists puts humanity at five minutes before a dire midnight.

By January 11, 2012


Photos: A half-century of ICBMs

In October 1959, an Atlas missile with a nuclear warhead went on alert, formally launching the ICBM era for the United States.

22 Images By October 19, 2009


Top Gun 2: The need for more speed

Kick the tires and light the fires, Mav! Top Gun 2 improves on the original in almost every way, with prettier graphics, more jets, and cooler weapons.

By August 20, 2010


Nice ice for the party

The Kalorik ICBM 30155 Silver Spray Portable Ice Maker produces crystal-clear cubes of ice in as little as 18 minutes.

By May 28, 2010


Interceptor missile to take on ICBMs

Defense contractor Lockheed Martin is getting ready to test an interceptor missile plainly dubbed the Multiple Kill Vehicle.

By May 23, 2008


Airborne Laser sticks to test regimen

Boeing and its directed-energy cohort say the 747-mounted laser weapon continues to pass milestones in testing. But what of it?

By August 20, 2009


Q&A: Kevin Mitnick, from ham operator to fugitive to consultant

The world's most famous hacker talks about how his teenage quest to hack his cell phone led him to break into corporate networks, spend three years as a fugitive, and ultimately landed him in jail.

By June 22, 2009


Boeing's Airborne Laser still up in the air

The Secretary of Defense sees an operational role for the ABL as "highly questionable," but research continues into the missile-zapping system from on high.

By April 24, 2009