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2008-08-19 03:00:34

By Sheble, Nicholas A new machine can detect explosive, chemical, and biological agents all at the same time. A team of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers proved a three-in-one machine, or "universal point detection system," can work, said George Farquar, a postdoctoral fellow and physical chemist at the Lab's Glenn T Seaborg Institute. The machine could help clear airplane passengers and screen baggage. The team uses a mass spectrometry system to detect the...


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