Bomb particles checked by mobile device after hand swabs at airport checkpoints

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Since the Christmas Day bomb scare, airports have been testing out new and ‘improved’ security measures. According to the TSA, airport security screeners at gates and security checkpoint lines will be taking chemical swabs directly from passenger’s hands. Using a mobile bomb detection device, security screeners will ask random passengers to show their hands, a soft cloth will do a quick swab and then the cloth is put in the Mobile Explosive Trace Detection unit, in about 10 seconds the cloth is analyzed for any explosive residue.

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