News tagged with airport security

MRI breakthrough for screening liquids

(Phys.org) —Los Alamos scientists have advanced a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) technology that may provide a breakthrough for screening liquids at airport security. They've added low-power X-ray data ...

Nov 26, 2013
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Ultra-sensitive polymer detects explosive devices

(Phys.org) —A chemical that's often the key ingredient in improvised explosive devices (IEDs) can be quickly and safely detected in trace amounts by a new polymer created by a team of Cornell chemists.

Jun 05, 2013
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New software to end 'naked' airport scans

In the face of an outcry over so-called "naked" body scans at airports, US authorities on Wednesday announced plans for a new scanning system that eliminates "passenger-specific images."

Jul 20, 2011
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New articles examine safety of airport security scanners

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has begun to use whole-body imaging scanners as a primary screening measure on travelers passing through airport security checkpoints. One type of scanner employs millimeter ...

Mar 16, 2011
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