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New Method Could Detect Explosives With 100% Efficiency, Research Suggests

New x ray detection system to target Illegal and dangerous items, such as explosives.

New x ray detection system to target Illegal and dangerous items, such as explosives.

Photographer: Sandro Olivo /Advanced X-ray Imaging Group /UCL/PA Media

Illegal and dangerous items, such as explosives, could be detected with 100% efficiency, using artificial intelligence (AI) and a new X-ray approach by UK academics.

Some explosives can be difficult to spot with a conventional X-ray alone, and the new method could revolutionise how illicit products such as drugs, illegal wildlife and explosives are detected.