New bomb-sniffing device can identify chemical components of different explosives in open air

Law enforcement was able to thwart an attempt to set off an explosion in the middle of New York City’s Times Square on May 1 thanks to the quick thinking of a T-shirt vendor who noticed smoke coming from a parked SUV. Unfortunately, the signs that a bomb is nearby are often more subtle, detectable only at a microscopic level. [More]

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