Laser beams used to detect explosives

Austrian scientists say they've developed a way of using a laser to sniff out explosives from more than 100 meters away.

Graphene used to sniff out explosives

It sometimes seems as if there isn't anything that can't be done better with graphene. Now, researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute say that the stuff can outperform leading commercial gas sensors in detecting potentially dangerous and explosive chemicals.

DHS loses explosives, proves ineptitude again

If the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) loses their own explosives and nobody is around to see it, did it still happen?

U.S. military munitions to become even deadlier

A groundbreaking material is slated to replace steel in warhead casings. It will allow U.S. munitions to detonate with more force than ever before, while significantly increasing the chances of eliminating enemy targets.

Sensor detects tiniest trace of explosives

MIT's developed a new explosives detector so sensitive that it can pick up a single molecule of an explosive such as TNT.

Trained mice used to sniff out drugs smugglers

An Israeli company says its airport security scanners can outperform existing machines - thanks to their population of rodents.

'Air laser' allows remote detection of explosives

Princeton University engineers have developed a new laser sensing technology that could allow soldiers to detect hidden bombs from a distance.

These plant sentinels sniff explosives

A Colorado State University biologist has created a species of "plant sentinels" capable of detecting explosives and other environmental contaminants.

Room-temperature explosives scanner gets a step closer

MIT scientists have come a big step closer to creating an explosives scanner that's safer than X-ray scanning and can detect a wider range of substances.

'Blast badge' allows instant diagnosis of exposure to explosive shock

A new cap badge could allow immediate diagnosis of the severity of exposure to explosive blasts on the battlefield.

US Army tracks insurgents with handheld tech

The US Army has deployed a number of handheld devices to help soldiers track insurgents and detect even trace amounts of explosives.

Remote sensor detects any substance

A new remote wave sensing technology can see through clothing and packaging to detect explosives, biological agents and drugs from a distance of 20 meters.

Laser sniffs out hidden explosives from a distance

A British team has developed a low-cost laser that can detect hidden explosives from a much greater distance than existing devices.