The al Qaeda leader's popularity was waning in Pakistan, but the nature of his death has created fodder for conspiracy theorists
Osama bin Laden is dead. At least, that's what we've been told, and I tend to believe such things. But how do they know it's him? Well, they have the visual evidence and the body, for one...
A toolkit used to identify Osama bin Laden in his hideout was probably a lot like the handheld devices used by U.S. soldiers
Off the grid: a high-tech military deployed the ancient art of stealth to capture their man
They could have used grappling hooks and longbows.The hunting down of global enemy number one came about through the type of detective work and on-the-ground stealth military activity that might have been considered ingenious, oh, among 15th-century ninja warriors or the ancient Sumerians...
What is 'gel electrophoresis,' and why is it so important for DNA testing in criminal cases?
Can the science of biogeography find Osama bin Laden?
Osama bin Laden, the FBI's most wanted terrorist, has proved an extremely elusive quarry. Could biology and geography help crack the case—and net the man with a $25-million bounty on his head for plotting numerous terrorist strikes?...
New Drone Spies Combat Targets from the Stratosphere
The U.S. military hopes Sanswire-TAO's STS-111, which looks like a cross between a weather balloon and a dirigible, will stealthily gather intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance info...
U.S. Navy Laser Weapon Shoots Down Drones in Test
During a recent test, a Navy laser using a tracking system from Raytheon shot down four unmanned aerial vehicles
How RFID Tags Could Be Used to Track Unsuspecting People
A privacy activist argues that the devices pose new security risks to those who carry them, often unwittingly
The American Terrorist
A Pinch Of Politics, A Pound Of Hate
The Web Ushers In New Weapons of War and Terrorism
Protesters, terrorists and warmongers have found the Internet to be a useful tool to achieve their goals. Who will bring law and order to cyberspace?
Beyond Fingerprinting: Is Biometrics the Best Bet for Fighting Identity Theft?
Security systems based on anatomical and behavioral characteristics may offer the best defense against identity theft
What Your Choice of Words Says about Your Personality
A language analysis program reveals personality, mental health and intent by counting and categorizing words
Bin Laden's Death Might Not Pose a New Threat
Al Qaeda affiliates may seek retribution for Osama bin Laden's death, but the data paint a more sobering picture
Why Science Tells Us Not to Rely on Eyewitness Accounts
Eyewitness testimony is fickle and, all too often, shockingly inaccurate
Forensic science braces for change
FBI laboratory chief is optimistic despite severe criticism and challenges ahead.
Appointment in Abbottabad
Osama bin Laden's compound was apparently "off the grid" for secrecy. But the hole in the grid attracted the attention it sought to dispel. Steve Mirsky reports