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Osama bin Laden: The Science of His End

From DNA matching to tracking technology, this report reveals how science aided in bringing down the master terrorist

  • May 2, 2011

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?

March 2, 2009 — John Matson
New Drone Spies Combat Targets from the Stratosphere

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

December 31, 2009 — Larry Greenemeier

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

May 2, 2011

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