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How Smart Bombs Work

Smart bombs use sensors and flight systems to find a specific target. Learn how smart bombs work and about smar-bomb technology such as the JDAM.

How Bombs Work

Bombs come in many different shapes and sizes, from small like a grenade to huge like a thermonuclear warhead. Check out what the inside of a bomb looks like.

How Bunker Busters Work

Bunker busters penetrate deep into fortified bunkers or underground compounds before exploding. Learn about bunker busters and how they’re used in combat.

Technology of War

The technology of war is explained with this collection of articles from HowStuffWorks. Learn about the technology of war.

How Sidewinder Missiles Work

A Sidewinder missile weaves through the air toward an enemy target as if it has a mind of its own -- and in a way, it does. High-tech "smart weapons" take most of the guess work out of hitting a target. Find out how Sidewinders seek and destroy.

5 Technologists Who Have Benefited Humankind

What technologists have benefited mankind? These are five of the people behind some of the greatest technological changes to benefit humankind.

Can nanoscopic machines manipulate atoms?

Nanoscopic machines can theoretically build things molecule by molecule. Learn about the potential uses for nanoscopic machines.

U.S. Air Force Sets Speed Record With Magnetically Levitating Rocket Sled

The US Air Force recently set a world record for maglev land speed. Learn more about maglev technology in this HowStuffWorks Now article.

Can drones replace fighter jets?

Will drones fly the deadly skies in the future? Find out if drones can replace fighter jets at HowStuffWorks.

What is self-esteem?

What is self esteem? Learn more about self esteem from Discovery Health.

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