It seems that everyone and his brother have advice on how to handle airport security after the underwear bomber incident. The cable TV talking heads have their own views, often shaped by politics. Critics of full body scanning see privacy issues. And what about the potential terrorists or drug mules who carry bad things inside their bodies?

Which is why one company is making the media circuit with a sensor that can supposedly “detect substances such as explosive materials hidden inside or outside of the human body.”

Nesch, a company based in Crown Point, Indiana, has Diffraction-Enhanced X-ray Imaging or DEXI, which employs proprietary diffraction enhanced imaging and multiple image radiography. The company has already demonstrated the technology with a unit originally designed for imaging small animals. The next stage is a human-sized unit, which is being “finalized for extensive testing.”

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