Bomb-Sniffing Breakthrough for Bags

Israeli startup TraceGuard aims to thwart terrorists with technology it claims can detect solid and liquid explosives with greater accuracy

The alleged plot to blow up U.S.-bound airliners from Britain last month underscored one of the weakest links in air travel. Five years after the September 11 terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, security authorities have made little progress detecting liquid explosives in carry-on luggage with existing technology. But an Israeli startup called TraceGuard Technologies now says it has devised technology that can sniff out solid and liquid bombs faster and more accurately than any alternatives.

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