Goodbye, X-ray scanners: US airports using 3D machines to snoop into bags

New technology at airport security checkpoints is poised to greet some of the more than 40 million people who will board flights over the next two-and-a-half weeks.

The multi-faceted approach the Transportation Security Administration, the federal agency that oversees aviation safety, uses to prevent a dangerous situation from unfolding at 40,000 feet or inside the airport is not changing. But the technology TSA uses is being swapped out in some airports to meet growing threats.

The biggest change passengers will see is how carry-on baggage is scanned. Instead of sending a suitcase down a conveyer belt, through an X-ray machine, and then picking it up at the other end, passengers at 13 airports will be dropping bags into a huge white machine that looks like a CT machine — because, in fact, it is.

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Source: Washington Examiner