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The Smart Scanner That May Put Shampoo Back Into Your Carry-on


Science & Tech  (tags: business, computers, discovery, investigation, New Technology, research, science, safety, society, world )

Kit
- 631 days ago - discovermagazine.com
The new technology could allow for big bottles of liquid to be scanned and identified. It just might fight cancer also.



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Susanne R. (248)
Thursday July 26, 2012, 11:29 pm
I'm so glad that there are brilliant people like Physicist Pavel Matousek in this world. While his invention will undoubtedly be appreciated by airport personnel and travelers, I'm impressed by its potential to improve the success rates of cancer surgeries because of its ability to "analyze the healthy tissue at the margins of excised tumors so they [surgeons] could verify that all the cancerous cells have been removed, rather than having to send the samples off-site for analysis."
 

pam w. (187)
Friday July 27, 2012, 12:22 am
How about THAT? As a frequent traveler.....I WANT TO HUG HIM!
 

Shan D. (46)
Friday July 27, 2012, 12:43 am
It would be great if it could be adopted worldwide. But my cynical self keeps telling me that it's simple and easy and non-invasive... which is why the TSA would never go for it.
 

. (0)
Friday July 27, 2012, 5:43 am
I used to have to travel a lot and remembering what I couldn't pack was just another chore, particularly when I was on my way home and just wanted to get the flight over and done with - this would have made life much easier, I say would have as I am now retired and am learning the pleasure of spending time at home!
The potential medical benefits, which will no doubt become more apparent as time goes on, sound pretty encouraging too.
 

Kay M. (363)
Friday July 27, 2012, 2:45 pm
ty
 

Dandelion G. (399)
Friday July 27, 2012, 5:18 pm
But a dose of intelligence is on the way. Sounds good to me....I was wondering if there was any intelligent life left with all the craziness concerning the TSA. Get the crap out of our foods, the environment, and watch the cancers go down. Our bodies were not made for this assault upon them.
 

MJ M. (494)
Friday July 27, 2012, 6:33 pm
I'm sure Bill Maher will come up with more comedy to make us think. I wonder what he's going to have to say about beefed up movie theater security? It's already hard enough to get your own snacks into those places.
(I hope it's not too early for that observation.)
 

MJ M. (494)
Friday July 27, 2012, 7:04 pm
I think that bag of popcorn just went to $8.00. Can we also expect a good groping at the door, along with a 'healthy' dose of radiation?
 

MJ M. (494)
Friday July 27, 2012, 7:11 pm
Can I get Ju-Ju Beans with that molestation?
 

Kerrie G. (135)
Saturday July 28, 2012, 7:41 am
Noted, thanks.
 

Camila K. (141)
Saturday July 28, 2012, 10:28 am
Every time I fly, I am angered and embarrassed and by the utter stupidity of the checks. Anyone with half a brain who is bent on creating some kind of situation on an airplane can do so with their bare hands, the bindings of their carry-ons, with make-up cases and mascara wands, even with plastic spoons turned into deadly weapons.
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Saturday July 28, 2012, 5:29 pm
Noted. I'm sure this will be a great medical technological use. Not so sure it's going to improve going through those TSA lines since it will consume time as well--but I'd love to be proven wrong. And, they still rifle through your checked luggage whenever they please. They made a mess when they went through mine--practically destroying some items. Since I won't go through the Rape-Scan machines, I'm also grounded until they stop those "feel-up" patdowns. My natural reflex would be to strike out at anyone touching me inappropriately, and I'd hate to spend my vacation in jail plus being fined $10,000.
 

JL A. (269)
Sunday July 29, 2012, 8:01 am
May TSA and NIH take note and move speedily to improve our lives
 

Kenneth Davies (0)
Sunday July 29, 2012, 11:28 am
noted
 

Ron Silver (0)
Sunday July 29, 2012, 11:33 am
noted
 

Tal H. (8)
Tuesday July 31, 2012, 5:40 am
Thanks for the article!
 

Devon Leonard (54)
Tuesday July 31, 2012, 9:07 am
wow,medically that sounds very good...thanx!
 

Quanta Kiran (63)
Tuesday July 31, 2012, 9:21 am
Thanks.
 
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