Published on 12th March 2015 by

Catalyst: Cargo Scanner – Does our technology match the threats that terrorism poses?

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Since 9/11, Scientists have been playing catch up with the problem of air security. But now, Australian inventors may just have found the edge in the fight against terrorism. New scanners not only can tell the shape of objects inside bags, but also, what they are made of. Now, from a glance of a screen, airport staff can tell “bag of flour from a bag of explosive”.

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