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December 12, 2006

China's Airports to Scan for Liquid Explosives

US airports tend to portray themselves as the pinnacle of security, but you may be surprised to hear the China has taken a giant leap over most other countries.  China will gradually install 147 state-of-the-art machines that can scan for liquid explosives.  I know all of you prefer not being able to bring your water through security, but these machines will (likely) eliminate the ridiculous situation we now have where you can bring 3 ounces of liquids blah blah blah.  The scanners cost about $200,000 a piece, and I have no idea why the Chinese can invest in these and the US cannot.

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