United Kingdom: New Scanner Being Tested on Liquids

A new, advanced scanning system that the manufacturer claims can detect explosive liquids even in sealed containers is being tested at Newcastle Airport in the UK. Developed by Kromek, if successful, the new technology could make it possible for passengers to carry liquids on-board airplanes again. The ban on containers containing more than 100ml of liquid went into effect in 2006 after a plot by terrorists to blow-up planes using soft drink bottles to smuggle explosives on board was uncovered.

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By Planet Data