Secret Area 6, near Area 51, uses controlled airspace to test airborne sensors

Secret Area 6, near Area 51, uses controlled airspace to test airborne sensors

As secret airbases go, the single runway in the test site’s Area 6 is easily overshadowed by the world’s most famous secret military base, Area 51, a dozen miles northeast. Area 51’s existence was only recently acknowledged, even after decades of speculation by UFO enthusiasts that the aircraft development and test facility also houses space […]

Nanotechnology provides ‘life-style intelligence’ for forensic experts

Nanotechnology provides ‘life-style intelligence’ for forensic experts

Nanoparticles can reveal information held by fingerprints that is currently inaccessible. In particular, they can be engineered to bring antibodies that bind with metabolites contained in the sweat of the fingerprint. These metabolites are breakdown products of the consumption of cocaine or nicotine. When the antibodies recognize the metabolite, they cause a colour change. This […]

New nanotech center in Texas to focus on innovations at the atomic level

New nanotech center in Texas to focus on innovations at the atomic level

AUSTIN, Texas — The University of Texas at Austin will get an $18.5 million federal grant for a new engineering research center that will focus on turning advances in nanoscience into innovations. The Austin American-Statesman reports that the National Science Foundation announced Monday the grant that will be paid over the next five years, with […]

Rumors of alien technology persist; Pravda takes them seriously

Rumors of alien technology persist; Pravda takes them seriously

By Hal McKenzie       March 18, 2003 With war in Iraq looming, the news networks have been full of stories about the high-tech weapons the United States will use against the forces of Saddam Hussein, from “smart” bombs to pilotless aircraft to electromagnetic pulse weapons. If persistent rumors are true, much of the technology behind this […]