Rex Swenson

The Antimatter Threat

BY JOHN KETTLER

GIVE AND TAKE FROM U.S.A.F. In October, 2004 the San Francisco Chronicle caused a stir by publishing a story indicating that the U.S. Air Force was far advanced in the development of an antimatter weapon. Here are a few excerpts: “Air Force pursuing antimatter weapons “Program was touted publicly, then came official gag order “by Keay Davidson, Chronicle Science Writer “The U.S. Air Force is quietly spending millions of dollars investigating ways to use a radical power source— antimatter, the eerie “mirror” of ordinary matter—in…

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