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New Scanners to Reduce Need for Unpacking at Airport Security

Makers of scanners used in airports are testing new technology that could soon make taking liquids and laptops out of carry-on bags a thing of the past, speeding up security lines for passengers. Manufacturers such as Smiths Detection and L-3 Communications are developing and testing new scanners using computed tomography (CT) imaging, which produce more detailed images than a regular x-ray. Because liquids and electronic devices do not need to be removed with the new scanners, fewer...

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