How a U.S. Spy Plane Works - Spy planes play an integral role in international espionage. Take a look at the highly sophisticated technology of a reconnaissance plane.
How Air Force One Works - When the president goes anywhere by plane, he travels in the most amazing private jet in the world -- a flying White House complete with a gym! Take a tour!
How Air Traffic Control Works - There are 5,000 planes in U.S. airspace every hour. See how all that traffic moves in the air and on the ground.
How Banks Work - Checks, ATMs, electronic transfers... The modern banking industry makes paying for stuff almost too easy. Find out what banks do with your money and how safe it is in their hands.
How Breathalyzers Work - To keep drunk drivers off the road, police officers use Breathalyzers to check for alcohol on the breath. Find out how these devices determine blood alcohol content.
How Carnivore Works - The FBI's Carnivore can tap into networks to intercept anything done on the Net. Find out what's involved in Web eavesdropping.
How Customs Works - Customs regulates what moves in and out of a country and is key in the global economy. See what customs services do.
How DNA Evidence Works - DNA evidence is now as important as fingerprints in convicting criminals and freeing innocent suspects. Learn how your DNA can be used to identify you.
How E-Voting Will Work - E-voting is something that LOTS of people are talking about after the 2000 presidential election debacle. Learn how it will work!
How Election Campaigns Work - If you have ever wondered about election campaigns or the political process in America, this article will be amazing to you! Use it to learn about the process, or to find out about running for office yourself!
How F-15s Work - Floats like a butterfly and stings like a bee -- the F-15 is the Muhammad Ali of the skies. Find out why this plane has a perfect combat record.
How Gas Prices Work - The price of gas has a major impact on the economy and our daily activities. Find out what drives the price at the pump.
How Human Cloning Will Work - Learn who plans on cloning humans, why they want to and about the controversies surrounding it.
How Income Taxes Work - The American tax system is a huge machine with a tax code that seems more complex than rocket science. Find out how income tax works!
How Landmines Work - Landmines are a deadly legacy of 20th century warfare. Learn about the technology of landmines and their deactivation.
How Lethal Injection Works - Lethal injection is not a light topic, but it's the subject of much debate. Find out about the various procedures.
How Lie Detectors Work - Lie detection is a consistently controversial topic -- how can a machine tell truth from deception? Find out what these devices measure and if they really can detect lies.
How Luminol Works - You know on crime shows when they spray some stuff on a "clean" carpet and suddenly -- blood stains! This crime scene tool actually exists. Find out how luminol reveals the blood.
How M1 Tanks Work - The M1 can withstand an attack from any tank out there -- including another M1. Learn all about the toughest armored land vehicle in the world.
How Military Camouflage Works - Camouflage is critical in military operations. Learn about different types of camouflage and see how the art of blending in is keeping up with modern detection systems.
How Military Pain Beams Will Work - Phasers have been a staple of SciFi for decades, and new pain beams bring us one step closer. See how they will work!
How Missile Defense Systems Will Work - What once was "Star Wars" under Reagan is now National Missile Defense under Bush. Learn more about the technology behind the system.
How NATO Works - You hear about NATO in the news just about every day. Learn about the history of NATO and what the alliance means.
How Patents Work - Your invention could make you rich, but only if you get a patent. Follow the complex and fascinating patent process.
How Photonics Masts Will Work - The U.S. Navy's new subs will use photonics masts instead of periscopes. Learn how these imaging devices will work.
How Pickpockets Work - You'd be amazed at how easily someone could rob you without you even knowing it. People have been making a living this way for centuries. Find out how to protect yourself.
How Presidential Debates Work - In the United States, presidential debates are an integral part of the election process. Go behind the scenes and find out what it is like to attend one of the debates in person!
How Project Mercury Missions Worked - The Mercury missions were an integral step in space exploration. Learn about the individual missions that made up Project Mercury, starting with Shepard's Freedom 7.
How Project Mercury Worked - Project Mercury launched the first American into space. Have a look back at this historic mission.
How Red-light Cameras Work - The light turns red. You're alone at the intersection. There's not another car in sight. Do you run it? Read this before you answer.
How Social Security Numbers Work - What do the numbers on a Social Security card mean? And how easy is it for someone to steal your identity using your SSN? Find out all about Social Security numbers.
How Spy Flies Will Work - Tiny robotic flyers, called micro air vehicles (MAVs), are being developed for military and civilian applications. Learn all about spy flies.
How State Dinners Work - Learn about the behind-the-scenes preparation at a state dinner!
How Stinger Missiles Work - The Stinger missile is an extremely effective weapon for shooting down aircraft. Learn how the Stinger allows a single soldier on the ground to bring down a plane.
How Stocks and the Stock Market Work - You hear about Stocks on the news every day -- now you can understand what they are talking about!
How the Census Works - Learn all about the $6.5 Billion project that was Census 2000!
How the Electoral College Works - As we learned in the last election, the electoral college plays a huge role in the election process. Learn how the electoral college works!
How the Euro Works - As of January 1, 2002, the euro is the monetary unit of 12 nations. Find out all about the euro, who's using it and the worldwide effects of having a single European currency!
How the Fed Works - If you own a house, have a bank account or write checks, the Federal Reserve System affects your everyday life. Find out how the Fed manipulates the economy to keep it stable.
How the U.S. Draft Works - With the U.S. at war, it's possible that the draft could be reinstated. Find out what would happen if the military needed more troops.
How the V-22 Osprey Works - The Osprey is an unique aircraft. How does it work? And what has caused its recent failures? Have an in-depth look at the aircraft's systems and design.
How Wiretapping Works - It's easy to tap a phone. Keeping a wiretap secret, now that's the tricky part. Learn how government spies and other pros go about listening in.
How Workplace Surveillance Works - If you're surfing at work, you may not be the only one who knows. Watching workers has become an industry unto itself. Find out exactly how companies are monitoring employees.
Osama bin Laden - Osama bin Laden is a known terrorist who has made numerous attacks on U.S. citizens. Learn about this man and his terrorist activities.
September 11, 2001 - September 11, 2001 will be remembered as one of the most horrific and shocking days in U.S. history.
Terrorism - The attention of the world has turned to the universal dilemma of terrorist activity and how to deal with it.