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S.F. airport serves as lab to quietly test bioterror sensors

Old Mar 26, 03, 2:17 am
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S.F. airport serves as lab to quietly test bioterror sensors

S.F. airport serves as lab to quietly test bioterror sensors
http://www.oaklandtribune.com/Storie...268140,00.html

<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">As more than 65,000 people a day heft luggage into San Francisco International Airport to be scanned for guns and bombs, hidden machines occasionally sniff the air they breathe for lethal gases and germs.

Inside SFO, defense scientists are quietly testing a variety of chemical and bio-warfare sensors in a race to guard airports nationwide against terrorist attacks.</font>
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Old Mar 27, 03, 1:27 pm
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SFO tests 'sniffer' system to combat bioterror attack
http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cg...7/MN291880.DTL

<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">In a glimpse of the war on terrorism's sci-fi future, federal scientists have spent 2 1/2 years quietly testing a system of electronic "sniffers" to detect chemical and bio-warfare agents at San Francisco International Airport.

Testing of the early-warning system, which has been kept under wraps because of security concerns, is nearing completion, said Duane Lindner of Livermore's Sandia National Laboratories. Sandia is collaborating with SFO on the counter-terrorism system, which someday may be as common in malls, office buildings and subway stations as smoke detectors.</font>
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