VIA Mail Online
The New York Police Department, with help from the Pentagon, is testing a new technology that will allow officers to detect concealed weapons using a handheld device.
The device, known as Terahertz Imaging Detection, would operate as a kind of X-ray scanner, measuring the energy radiating from a body up to 16 feet away and detecting anything blocking that radiation, such as a gun.
‘This technology has shown a great deal of promise as a way of detecting weapons without a physical search,’ Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said of the device, which is still being developed.
He said the device would only be used under ‘reasonably suspicious circumstances.’
The technology is being fine-tuned with the help of the Department of Defense counter-terrorism unit, which is interested in using the technology to help thwart terror attacks.
‘We have involved our attorneys as we go forward with this issue,’ Kelly said, acknowledging the privacy issues that will arise as a result of the technology.
The device could be mounted in a squad car, Kelly said, noting that making the technology portable was a priority of his.
- NYPD tests technology to detect concealed weapons- California school district gets high-powered rifles (foxnews.com)
- NYPD testing device to secretly scan New Yorkers for guns… (nydailynews.com)
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- NYPD to Receive ‘T-Ray’ Vision to Detect Concealed Firearms (israelnationalnews.com)
- NYPD to use ‘T-Ray’ to detect concealed guns (wnd.com)
Are they being a bit premature? Nasa releases Mayan apocalypse video 10 days early
Nasa appears so confident about their prediction that he world will not come to an end that they have released the video early..
Nasa has released a video ahead of schedule tackling the ‘myths’ surrounding the belief the world will end on December 21st.
The video, which was clearly intended for release the day after the 21st, begins: “December 22, 2012. If you’re watching this video, it means one thing. The world didn’t end yesterday.”
It goes on to attempt to debunk the ideas surrounding the so-called ‘Mayan prophecies’, saying the date is based on a misconception.
Making the argument point by point the video sets to put to rest the catastrophic prophecies, including debunking the notion that the sun will irradiate the atmosphere or that another planet will smash into Earth.
Indeed Nasa appears so confident about their prediction that the world will not come to an end that they have released the video early.
The attempt to refute the end of days theories isn’t the first from Nasa.