Sunday, March 9, 2008

I see London

I see France!
LONDON(Reuters)- A British company has developed a camera that can detect weapons, drugs or explosives hidden under people's clothes from up to 25 meters away in what could be a breakthrough for the security industry.

The T5000 camera, created by a company called ThruVision, uses what it calls "passive imaging technology" to identify objects by the natural electromagnetic rays -- known as Terahertz or T-rays -- that they emit.

The technology, which has military and civilian applications and could be used in crowded airports, shopping malls or sporting events, will be unveiled at a scientific development exhibition sponsored by Britain's Home Office on March 12-13.

"Acts of terrorism have shaken the world in recent years and security precautions have been tightened globally," said Clive Beattie, the chief executive of ThruVision.

"The ability to see both metallic and non-metallic items on people out to 25 meters is certainly a key capability that will enhance any comprehensive security system."
I can't wait for the libs to start protesting this. I already predict: "What a violation of personal privacy!"... "there has to be an amendment preventing this kind of intrusion"... and of course, "This is all Bush's fault!"

My response to them? Just start wearing a bra and it won't be a problem!

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