The MagViz team at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) pioneered the use of modified Magnetic Resonance Imagery (MRI) technology to identify and alert airport security staff to potentially dangerous liquids and gels in airport carry-on baggage.  Using extremely low magnetic fields and high-powered computer analysis, the MagViz equipment was demonstrated for its Department of Homeland Security sponsors and potential Transportation Safety Administration users at the Albuquerque International Sunport.  A new area of development is a bottled-liquid scanner system based on the same technology.

Photo by LeRoy Sanchez.

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