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ThruVision's T5000 camera peers beneath your clothes

ThruVision's T5000 camera peers beneath your clothes
Joshua Topolsky
Joshua Topolsky|March 11, 2008 12:14 PM

Finally, all of your boy- and girlhood dreams of X-ray specs are coming to fruition... sort of. A company called ThruVision has pioneered a camera system which is able to peer beneath clothing using teraherz waves (T-waves). Unfortunately for perved-out snoopers, the 80-foot-ranged camera can't make out "anatomical details," rather, it can only see materials like plastic, metal, and gels or liquids. The company sees use for the surveillance systems in places like airports or government buildings, where the ever-staring eye of Big Brother is most needed. Still, this is certainly preferable to Total Recall-like X-rays, or those strip searches we keep getting when we travel lately. [Warning: PDF read link]

[Thanks, Justin]
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