Over at the Skunk Works, aircraft designers are hard at work cooking up a hypersonic scion to the legendary SR-71, the superspeedy recon jet of the Cold War.
In June 1943, Lockheed made a bold pitch to the U.S. Army that it could build a jet fighter, and build it fast. Since then, the Skunk Works has conjured up the U-2, the SR-71, the F-117, and more, and it's still going strong.
Some of America's most famous and enduring technologies were developed at Area 51, from the U-2 and SR-71 Blackbird spy planes to the ancestors of today's Predator drones.
What do the Concorde, the Space Shuttle, an aircraft carrier, and a cruise missile submarine have in common? They're all part the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. Those iconic vehicles, and many more, in our full tour.
Debunking many conspiracy theories, a massive 355-page declassified report details the birth of Area 51 and the U-2 spy planes developed and tested there.
Contrary to its appearance as a real bargain, usability issues and subpar cleaning performance mar this Dirt Devil.
At two facilities in this desert city, there are nearly 5,000 planes parked and awaiting visitors.
Skynet is self-aware and special guest Brian Cooley is flying to space to get off this rock. SPAM and an underground man cave seems like a better option for BT. We'll also talk about the revelation that Apple is tracking our location data, but not using it...yet. Kindle users will like going to the library if they even go at all, and we can now officially call the Sony PSPgo the "No Go".
In this three-part video series, Molly Wood pays a visit to the edge of Area 51, explores the history and technology of the top-secret military base, and interviews the author of a controversial new book about explosive allegations that have even her sources in full denial mode.
Wrightspeed's electric car is a screamer; a dip into water monitoring investing; Evergreen Solar's big order; and the biofuels and food calculus.