TSA Attempts to Confiscate Chewbacca Actor's Light Saber-Shaped Cane

Last week, TSA agents in Denver detained actor Peter Mayhew, who played Chewbacca in the Star Wars movies, as they reportedly attempted to confiscate his light saber-shaped cane, which the 7-foot, 2-inch actor requires to walk. » 6/09/13 8:41pm 6/09/13 8:41pm

The EU has banned X-ray body scanners in airports — for medical reasons

What price will the United States pay in the name of security? A PBS NewsHour investigation published earlier this month reported that as many as 100 Americans could develop cancer each year due to radiation emitted by full-body X-ray scanners, which continue to pop up en masse at airports across the US. » 11/16/11 3:50pm 11/16/11 3:50pm

New nanomaterial could detect, disarm bombs, save our airport dignity

A newly-discovered nanomaterial could provide a fast and easy way to detect and disarm explosives, and finally get the TSA out of our pants. The material is a compound of molybdenum that reacts with peroxide-based explosives, changing color from a deep blue to a pale yellow. A swatch or sensor of the stuff could be… » 4/01/11 2:00pm 4/01/11 2:00pm