DHS bombmakers try to think like terrorists

10/12/2009 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

On a heavily guarded campus next to Atlantic City International Airport in New Jersey, more than 100 Homeland Security employees spend every day trying to outwit airport bomb detectors. From toys to shoes to baked goods, they create improvised explosive devices out of everyday objects, then run them through airport-style screening machines to see if they could avoid detection. The Los Angeles Times offers a glimpse inside the Transportation Security Laboratory, including some of the future technologies that could make air travel safer and more convenient.

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