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Israeli Laser to Make Bomb Squads' Job Safer

Bomb disposal experts may soon have an alternative to their hazardous hands-on duties, thanks to a laser detector under development at Israel’s nuclear research center. The instrument uses a laser beam’s ultra-violet spectrum to “light up” molecules in fumes given off by TNT explosives from a distance of eight feet, a spokesman at Nahal Soreq said Wednesday. “This project was launched in the 1990s to contend with the threat of terrorist smugglers on our borders,” the spokesman said of the prototype, for which no marketing date has been set. Full Story

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