From Pat-Downs to Rat-Downs?

Scientists Suggest Mice for Airport Security

Feb 3, 2011 – 2:20 PM

Ben Muessig Contributor

When you go to the airport, do you feel comfortable getting an enhanced pat-down? What about an enhanced rat-down?

Israeli scientists say they have found a way to harness the power of mice to bolster airport security.

Brothers Eran and Alon Lumbroso have constructed an explosive detector that looks like a standard airport metal detector or full-body scanner

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