Detecting trace amounts of explosives with light
(Phys.org) —University of Adelaide research may help in the fight against terrorism with the creation of a sensor that can detect tiny quantities of explosives with the use of light and special glass fibres.
Technology to automatically detect explosive substances adhering to carry-on luggage
Hitachi has developed explosives detection technology to automatically inspect for explosive substances adhering to luggage to strengthen security in public facilities such as airports. As a result of this ...
Sensitive bomb detector to rove in search of danger
European researchers have developed and tested a light-weight device capable of detecting extremely minute quantities of explosives from up to 20 metres away, providing an invaluable law-enforcement tool ...
Prototype boarding gate with built-in explosives detection
Hitachi, in collaboration with The Nippon Signal and the University of Yamanashi, have successfully prototyped a boarding gate with built-in explosives detection equipment as part of efforts to increase safety ...
Organic crystals put laser focus on magnetism
(Phys.org) -- In the first successful experiment of its type at SLAC's Linac Coherent Light Source, scientists used terahertz frequencies of light to change the magnetic state of a sample and then measured ...
New NIST SRM supports the fight against terrorist bombings
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released a new standard reference material (SRM) to aid in the detection of two explosive compounds that are known to be used by terrorists. Researchers ...
CNT paper-based wireless sensor could help detect explosive devices
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a prototype wireless sensor capable of detecting trace amounts of a key ingredient found in many explosives.
UF researchers refine system to detect explosive materials
Airport security workers this year will employ an array of pre-boarding detection measures to scan for deadly materials smuggled into the luggage of the worlds 625 million passengers expected to travel this year.
Researchers create novel nanoantennas
(PhysOrg.com) -- A team of plasmonics researchers has developed a novel type of nanoantenna that could lead to advances in drug and explosives detection.
Out-sniffing bomb-sniffing dogs
Dogs have long been called man's best bomb detector -- until now.
Israeli scientists develop nano explosive sniffer
Israeli scientists have developed a powerful explosives sensor more sensitive than a sniffer dog's nose, which they say would have made it easier to detect cargo bombs like those sent last week.
Noble gas detection system reaches maturity
The Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization certified the first noble gas detection system at its radionuclide station in Charlottesville, Va., United States, on Aug. 19, 2010. The ...
0.2 second test for explosive liquids
(PhysOrg.com) -- Since a failed terrorist attack in 2006, plane passengers have not been able to carry bottles of liquid through security at airports, leaving some parched at the airport and others having ...
Good liquid, bad liquid (Video)
For airline passengers everywhere, good news. Scientists have successfully tested a liquid explosive detection system that may eventually keep dangerous substances off airplanes. This comes barely two years ...
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