The people who did the dirty work of making early atomic bombs were in Hanford, Washington. Throughout the Cold War, Hanford churned out plutonium for our nuclear arsenal. It was also, conveniently, a place to experiment with radiation.
Great news for the super-rich of the distant future: A joint team from the US Air Force Research Laboratory and the Pentagon's DARPA division are working on the hypersonic air fleet of the future, able to carry equipment around the globe at speeds of up to Mach 5. That's London to New York in an hour. Read More >
In an alternative universe where we're still at war with Germany, here's what we're flying. It's a Eurofighter Typhoon in the classic Spitfire livery. This one has the markings of 249 Squadron's Flight Lieutenant James Brindley Nicolson, a Victoria Cross winner from our generation of heroes who shot down an enemy fighter as his own plane burned. [RAF]