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New Airport Anti-terrorist X-rays Reveal Passengers' Bodies

Airport x-raySky Harbor International Airport will test a new federal screening system that takes X-rays of passenger's bodies to detect concealed explosives and other weapons. The technology, called backscatter, has been around for several years but has not been widely used in the U.S. as an anti-terrorism tool because of privacy concerns. The machines will be effective in helping detect plastic or liquid explosives and other non-metallic weapons that can be missed by standard metal

The Transportation Security Administration said it has found a way to refine the machine's images so that the normally graphic pictures can be blurred in certain areas while still being effective in detecting bombs and other threats.

Link & Image: LiveScience
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