But the machine can sniff out a lot more than just explosives, chemicals and bioweapons. The company that invented it, Genia Photonics, says that its laser scanner technology is able to "penetrate clothing and many other organic materials and offers spectroscopic information, especially for materials that impact safety such as explosives and pharmacological substances." [PDF] Read more...
Above: The Genia Photonics' Picosecond Programmable Laser
scanner is capable of detecting every tiny trace of any substance
on your body, from specks of gunpowder to your adrenaline levels
to a sugar-sized grain of cannabis to what you had for breakfast.