Prototype explosives-detecting boarding gate keeps passengers moving

Ever since 9/11 happened, those who travel by air often, especially to and within the US, have run into a heightened level of security at airports which involves taking off jackets, opening and powering up your notebook, removing of shoes and belts, and not being able to carry liquids beyond a certain level among others. Hitachi has come up with a prototype of a bomb-detecting airport gate, and it was constructed in a collaboration with The Nippon Signal Co. and the University of Yamanashi. Just how does this prototype airport gate work? According to the Asahi Shimbun, it relies on “mass spectrometry technology that can detect the presence or absence of explosive compounds within one to two seconds.” Each time a passenger swipes their boarding pass, a tiny gust of air will be blown towards the hand, followed by sucking the air back in by the machine. The machine will get to work right away to test that air for the presence of explosive particles, which is a whole lot more efficient than hav

Prototype explosives-detecting boarding gate keeps passengers moving

With pat downs, metal detectors, X-ray machines, and "puffer machines," catching a plane can see you and your belongings scanned and probed more thoroughly than a trip to the doctor. Yet another ...

Wed 3 Oct 12 from Gizmag

Prototype boarding gate with built-in explosives detection

Hitachi, in collaboration with The Nippon Signal and the University of Yamanashi, have successfully prototyped a boarding gate with built-in explosives detection equipment as part of efforts ...

Wed 3 Oct 12 from Phys.org

Hitachi bomb-detecting airport gate prototype unveiled

Ever since 9/11 happened, those who travel by air often, especially to and within the US, have run into a heightened level of security at airports which involves taking off jackets, opening ...

Thu 4 Oct 12 from Ubergizmo

Hitachi boarding gate can sniff explosives on passes, keep the transport queues flowing (video)

Anyone who's hopped on a flight at a major airport, or even some land-based transit, knows the agonizing wait that certain agencies demand while they scan for explosives and check boarding ...

Thu 4 Oct 12 from Engadget

What If Your Boarding Gate Doubled As a Bomb Detector? [Airports]

Just when you thought you were free of airport security checkpoints once you reached your gate, Hitachi wants to make that the last line of defence for explosives detection. Working with ...

Wed 3 Oct 12 from Gizmodo

Hands-On: Prototype Detects Bombs At Airport Gate

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Airport security might be tightening up behind the lines with Hitachi's announcement of its new bomb-detecting prototype at the airport gate ...

Fri 5 Oct 12 from RedOrbit

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