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a group of scientists can get their project off the ground, there's a chance U.S. air travelers may one day be able to bring aboard more liquids in their carry-on luggage again. The team, led by Oklahoma State University chemistry professor Allen Apblett, has come up with what it says is a nanomaterial that can both detect and neutralize some dangerous explosives. If deployed in a practical manner at airports in the U.S. and elsewhere around the world, it could, in theory, make it possible once again for some people to bring more liquids with them when they fly.

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InB4allOurLuggageComesOutOfTheAirportDyedBlue.

Interesting. Wonder if it works on binary explosives?
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I don't know, it seems fairly limited in what it could be used for airport wise as the artical authors seem to hope. However to bomb squads etc this does sound pretty useful. In theory.
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