Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Detecting Nuclear Materials in Shipping Containers - Yes!

Click above for a Chicago Tribune story (Hat dip - Discarded Lies which once again shows excellent technical skills!) that describes a technological advance which will dramatically improve our Homeland Security through the ability to detect nuclear materials in shipping containers

“Scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory have developed a muon cosmic ray screening device that can accurately detect smuggled nuclear weapons and materials in any vehicle or container, the nuclear lab reported Tuesday.
The device would provide, according to Los Alamos officials, an enormous advantage over X-ray scanning equipment, which can generate dangerous amounts of radiation and cannot penetrate lead containers and other shielding.
Several test models of the scanner have been built and successfully operated, and work on a full-sized prototype has begun, the laboratory said.
Summer completion expected”
Aside to Evariste - Does she ever slow down enough for you to get a word in edgewise? I never heard anything more about Venice!!!


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