STEALTH TECHNOLOGIES

Explore the technologies used by the military to covertly acquire intelligence and infiltrate enemy lines. Learn how sophisticated listening devices and invisible aircraft enable military forces to get right up to the enemy's doorstep.
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How Stealth Bombers Work

There is some serious technology and ingenuity involved in making a 172-foot-wide, bomb-carrying aircraft "disappear." Find out how the B-2 bomber deals with enemy radar.

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    10 Insane Disguises That Actually Worked

    We're not talking about one of those laughable get-ups that celebs don when they want to go incognito for a latte. Nope, we're talking elaborate disguises -- from operatic to scientific. See more »

  • How can acoustics technology help police locate gunshots?

    How can acoustics technology help police locate gunshots?

    In parts of cities like Washington, D.C., gunshot-detection systems are improving police response time to shots fired. Sometimes, the perpetrator hasn’t even had time to flee the scene when the cops arrive. See more »

  • How Spy Flies Will Work

    How Spy Flies Will Work

    Gathering reconnaissance during battle typically puts small teams of soldiers in harm's way. Tiny robotic flyers, called micro air vehicles (MAVs), could do away with this danger. Learn all about spy flies. See more »

  • How Stealth Bombers Work

    How Stealth Bombers Work

    There is some serious technology and ingenuity involved in making a 172-foot-wide, bomb-carrying aircraft "disappear." Find out how the B-2 bomber deals with enemy radar. See more »

  • Wild World: Spy Quiz

    Wild World: Spy Quiz

    Spies can have fake wives, fake degrees, fake interests and fake lives. Spies are often romanticized in Hollywood, but how does James Bond compare with real spies? And what happens when a spy is spying on the people he's supposedly spying for? See more »

  • How Code Breakers Work

    How Code Breakers Work

    Code breakers use logic and intuition to uncover secret information. From ciphers in ancient Greece to modern computer encryption schemes, codes are becoming more complex and harder to solve. Who are the people breaking codes and how do they do it? See more »

  • How does stealth technology work?

    How does stealth technology work?

    When an airplane is described as a "stealth" aircraft, what does that mean? What is "stealth technology" and how does it work? See more »

  • What is a keyhole satellite and what can it really spy on?

    What is a keyhole satellite and what can it really spy on?

    On a television drama last week, the plot involved photos taken of a Russian missile silo, and the characters mentioned a "keyhole satellite." What is a keyhole satellite and what can it really spy on? See more »

  • What is a remotely operated spy plane?

    What is a remotely operated spy plane?

    I've heard about small planes that help the United States military gather information. How do these remotely operated spy planes work? See more »

  • Espionage

    Espionage

    Espionage, a secret attempt by a government to get closely guarded political, economic, or military information about another nation, especially one that is hostile. See more »

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