Friday, June 27, 2003

Speaking of the Terminator, as I was to someone last night - here is a new X-ray scanner coming soon to an airport near you. Total Recall with the same star had a long scene of people walking by X-ray scanners before a fight broke out.

Susan Hallowell, the director of the Transportation Security Administration's security laboratory, allows her body to be X-rayed by the 'backscatter' machine at the Transportation Security Administration in Egg Harbor Township, N.J., Wednesday, June 25, 2003. The machine bounces X-rays off the skin, left, producing a black-and-white image. To the eye, she is dressed in a skirt and blazer in dark, businesslike colors. On the monitor she is naked, except for a gun and a bomb that she hid under her outfit. The government is considering using the technology at airport security checkpoints because the magnetometers now in use cannot detect plastic weapons or substances used in explosives. (AP Photo/Brian Branch-Price)

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