Web Date: October 27, 2011
Speedy Homemade-Explosive Detector
A new portable device detects homemade explosives of a kind frequently used for terrorist attacks about twenty times faster than previously possible (Anal. Chem., DOI: 10.1021/ac2020195). Researchers hope the test could expand the range of explosives detected by airport screening, without taking more of passengers’ time.
Today’s screening technologies, including those used at the airport to analyze swabs from suitcases, are good at detecting commercial explosives. These explosives are organic-based and . . .
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