Bomb-detection device provides key data from safe distance

10/25/2013 | Popular Science

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A laser vibrometer and a sonic beam projected onto a bomb's casing can tell whether the explosive inside is high- or low-yield. The development by researchers at Vanderbilt University, Purdue University and the Colorado School of Mines offers the advantage of obtaining this key information from a greater distance than provided by bomb-sniffing dogs or mechanical devices.

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