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The significance of this posting is that it is one of a growing number of technologies which operate LIKE the more advanced technologies referred to on this web site.
Eventually, technology like voice to skull, thru wall radar, and acoustic heterodyning will cause the more advanced, classified technologies now in covert usage to be exposed. References to some of these soon-to-be-household-word technologies are on the following page:
Unclassified advanced devices which are public but not widely known about.
This is is the original URL for the following article: http://www.thetrip.com/completetraveler/article/0,1355,1-4-3_1658,00.htm Airport Body Scanner Helps Drug Arrest by Associated Press - March 12, 1999 MIAMI (AP) -- Hidden behind gray-and-pink carpeted barricades in the customs area of Miami International Airport lies a piece of the latest technology in the fight against international drug trafficking. The tall gray box sees through clothing and produces images that U.S. Customs Service agents say will help reveal drugs that smugglers are hiding in increasingly sophisticated ways. On Thursday, Customs Commissioner Raymond Kelly inspected the body-imaging machine that officials said two days earlier had revealed 3 1/2 pounds of marijuana in a bicycle tire strapped around a man's waist. In that case, the machine produced a pixelated image that distorted the physique of the thin male suspect, making him appear stocky and round, but clearly showed bulges around his middle. That was enough, though, to provide the first seizure thanks to the machine that's been used on 23 people at the airport since Feb. 1. "It's as effective as a pat down, but it doesn't look into the body," Kelly said. "We're pretty well committed to using this type of technology. It's a question of getting funding and where we go from here." Only one other device like it is in use by the Customs Service, in New York City's Kennedy International Airport. Soon other airports may offer travelers who are suspected of carrying drugs, but decline to be patted down by inspectors, the option of being scanned. It's part of a plan to improve the image and accountability of an agency that is facing 12 lawsuits nationwide over body searches of airline passengers. AP content Copyright 1999 The Associated Press
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