Today, we take the Global Positioning System (GPS) for granted: it is a routine feature of everything from out cars to our phones. But when the GPS was first conceived, it was part of a highly-secret military program developed for the Cold War.
Man-portable GPS receiver
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The F-22 Raptor is the latest fighter to be produced by the US.
F-22 Raptor on display at the US Air Force Museum
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From the dawn of humanity, people have been treating dead bodies with reverence and respect, often based around religious ceremonies and rituals. The earliest members of Homo sapiens buried their dead, often accompanying the bodies with “grave goods” such as spear points and pottery.
Civil War embalming tent
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The first of the “stealth” aircraft to be deployed, the F-117 Nighthawk looks more like a spaceship than a military airplane.
F-117 Nighthawk on display at the US Air Force Museum
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