Laser can detect substances at 160ft

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  1. CyOps

    CyOps Well-Known Member

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    Gizmodo reports a scanner that could read people at the molecular level has been invented. This laser-based scanner – which can be used 164-feet away — could read everything from a person’s adrenaline levels, to traces of gun powder on a person’s clothes, to illegal substances — and it can all be done without a physical search. It also could be used on multiple people at a time, eliminating random searches at airports.

    No more long security lines? Sounds good to me.

    New Homeland Security Laser Scanner Reads People At Molecular Level CBS DC
     
  2. CyBer

    CyBer Guest

    Hmm this is interesting and scary at the same time.
     
  3. klamath632

    klamath632 Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like the "sensor array" from Star Trek has been invented. Only about 200 years earlier than in the sci-fi timeline.
     
  4. Cychotiic

    Cychotiic Well-Known Member

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    Sounds horrible to me. if they don't end the war in drugs be ready for 30% of the youth to get arrested for possession. Not to even bring up the amount of mip's
     
  5. Bigman38

    Bigman38 Well-Known Member

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    sounds awesome, complicated, and expensive.
     
  6. VikesFan5

    VikesFan5 Well-Known Member

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    I'm impressed.
     
  7. Rabbuk

    Rabbuk Well-Known Member

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    Inb4 road to 1984 comment. In all seriousness if this works I'll be all for it. The security lines at Ohare are brutal.
     
  8. Boxerdaddy

    Boxerdaddy Well-Known Member

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    I know that this tech has a chance to be abused...but the medical uses could be extraordinary. If they can detect cancer in realtime and this thing is precise enough to detect molecules of explosives...only time before they can destroy those cancer cells from this scanner too. That's some straight Star Trek tech there boyz. (and Angie)


     

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