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How It Works: The Mechanical Bomb Sniffer

How It Works: The Mechanical Bomb Sniffer

Popular Science - By Josh Dean

A guide to the machine that could change how we screen for explosive threats Last fall, David Atkinson and a team at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory announced that they had "sniffed" certain explosives in ambient air for the first time. Most common explosives—RDX, PETN, blasting gels—exist …

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