Technologists have invented a new hand-held X-ray scanner, which they believe
may revolutionize police work and customs searches by giving officers the
superhero power to see through
he LEXID X-ray scanner may allow
officers to seek out contraband, weapons, bombs or hidden people, say inventors.
Rick Shie, senior
vice-president of its American inventors, Physical Optics Corporation, has
revealed that sends out low-level X-rays that get collected in a lens based on
the design of a lobster’s eye.
It may be noted that lobsters’
eyes, which are able to see in deep, murky water, use thousands of tiny squares
to focus by reflection rather than the bending or refraction of light like human
eyes. "The LEXID works by emitting a low-level X-ray and then the lobster eye
interprets what is returned and the image is produced on a screen," Shie said.
"We have conducted successful
trials and the US government is keen to test it." he added.
Via Times of India