New Form of Destructive Terrorist Material Unlikely, Chemists Report

Tuesday, March 24, 2009 - 19:35 in Physics & Chemistry

Concerns that terrorists could produce a new and particularly dangerous form of the explosive responsible for airport security screening of passengers' shoes and restrictions on liquids in carryon baggage are unfounded, a group of scientists is reporting. Their study, which demonstrates that a new form of destructive terrorist material is unlikely, is scheduled for presentation at the 237th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society.

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