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New terahertz device could strengthen security


November 20, 2014

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We are all familiar with the security hassles that accompany air travel. Now, a new type of security detection that uses terahertz radiation is looking to prove its promise. Northwestern University researchers have developed a room temperature, compact, tunable terahertz source that could lead to advances in homeland security and space exploration. Able to detect explosives, chemical agents and dangerous biological substances from safe distances.Full Story

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