TITLE

Blowing the terrorists' cover

PUB. DATE
March 2003
SOURCE
Engineer (00137758);3/21/2003, Vol. 291 Issue 7623, p4
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports on the trials of an explosives detection portal and three-dimensional X-ray machine designed to catch terrorists carrying weapons at Heathrow Airport in London, England. Three-dimensional image of a passenger's bag.
ACCESSION #
9519632

 

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