New nanomaterial may eventually allow authorities to relax liquid ban

04/1/2011 | CNET

A nanomaterial developed by a group of Oklahoma State University scientists could eventually allow travelers to bring liquids on commercial jetliners. The scientists say the nanomaterial is capable of detecting and neutralizing some explosives. Chemistry professor Allen Apblett, who led the team of researchers, said the nanomaterial is essentially ink that changes colors when it comes into contact with certain explosives.

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