X-Ray Gun Can Search for Drugs, Money, Weapons

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We may not have x-ray specs — but now we have have the world’s first handheld x-ray gun, which enables police to search for explosives, guns and drugs in inaccessible places

American Science & Engineering developed the device, known as the Mini Z, using the same Z Backscatter technology as the large scanners at airports. The beams are not strong enough to penetrate organic tissue the way a medical x-ray does; instead, they scatter off surfaces they encounter

It took the company seven years to miniaturize the technology into a 9-pound handheld device, according to the blog Defense One. It can scan cramped environments, such as the interior of a boat, or a wall that might have contraband hidden in it Read more…

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