Homeland Security – New Explosive Detection Method Created

In the summer of 2008, researchers at the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) began working on a new bomb-detection technology. The effort was directed at constructing advanced, high-tech devices capable of detecting potentially dangerous chemicals and explosives in suitcases and other suspicious containers left behind in crowded places.

The Optical Dynamic Detection (ODD) is also designed to prevent instances such as the 2004 Madrid train bombings, which were caused precisely by this type of explosive devices, left aboard congested trains.

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