posted on Dec, 17 2004 @ 03:15 PM
They can see through clothing, plastic and packaging well enough to identify explosives, guns or even biological weapons instantly and accurately.
They have the potential to become a powerful new weapon in the fight against crime and can also penetrate bad weather, dust or smoke better than
infrared or visible systems.
They can even detect diseases such as cancer.
Welcome to the cutting edge of radio and optical science, TeraHertz Rays, or T-rays, discovered a century ago, but developed into a useable technology
only within the last few years and about to be showcased by an international conference in Australia this week.
Leading scientists from Australia, the United States, Europe and Asia will share the latest advances in the technology at the conference, sponsored by
the Australian government's Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) at Adelaide University on Thursday and Friday.
I've heard of this but this sounds better than I had understood.