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Scanner Darkly: Tiny venetian blinds enhance radiography

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8:44pm, January 22, 2008

Ordinary X-ray machines have their limits in screening luggage. For one thing, they can't always tell the difference between plastic explosives and cheese. A new imaging technique, based on how materials scatter rather than absorb X rays, could improve airport security, and may even lead to better cancer detection.

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