Midnight In The Desert — airports

Is That Airport Security Scanner Really Safe?

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Is That Airport Security Scanner Really Safe?

The holiday season is upon us, and with millions of Americans expected to be traveling over the next few weeks there will be many more airport body scans than usual done by the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA). Gone are the days of metal detectors and baggage screening alone as the means for airport security: The TSA introduced advanced imaging technology (AIT), better known as full-body scanners, as a primary screening modality in 2009. The widespread use of this technology across the U.S. ramped up after a passenger flying to Detroit successfully smuggled explosives in his underwear onto a U.S.-bound...

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Drone or UFO? Police yet to identify over 100 flying objects spotted at Delhi airport

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Drone or UFO? Police yet to identify over 100 flying objects spotted at Delhi airport

Every month, nearly 6-7 cases of pilots getting distracted by different objects are reported from near the airport. In most of the cases, pilots tell the location in nautical miles because of which the police could not make a breakthrough in any of the over 100 cases reported in the past two years. From balloons to flying parasol, to drones and laser lights, pilots landing at the country’s busiest airport in Delhi are having a tough time dealing with distractions while landing or taking off. Every month, nearly 6-7 cases of pilots getting distracted by different objects are reported from...

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