DHS Testing New Bomb Detection Technology

Monday, November 25th 2019, 5:25 pm
By: News On 6

Testing is underway on new technology that could better detect home-made explosives.

Researchers from the University of Rhode Island are partnering with the Department of Homeland Security on a  sensor that can detect explosives as well or better than a bomb-sniffing dog. They've also created a gel that can flash freeze an explosive so it can be safely removed.

"This is a glimpse into the future of what aviation security is going to look like," said Jose Bonilla of the Transportation Security Administration.

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TSA is also considering expanding its use of facial recognition technology.