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2010-04-09 09:14:50

The Optical Dynamic Detection (ODD) solution provides a new and better way to detect explosives For anyone who has spent a significant amount of time in an urban setting, the scene of a bomb squad responding to a report of a suspicious package might be all too familiar. But just how is it determined that the lunchbox left under the park bench is just leftovers "“ or a lethal weapon? The most common way is spectroscopy. "Spectroscopy is good, but it only gets you so far," says Eric...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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