Army Uses Radar to Spot Suicide Bombers From 100 Yards

The security at Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel wasn't nearly enough to stop nine suicide bombers from setting the place ablaze and killing 12 people last month. But the U.S. military thinks it can do better – by spotting treacherous individuals before they get close enough to cause serious harm. Meet the CounterBomber. » 7/08/11 10:20pm 7/08/11 10:20pm

Quartz Rod "Nose" Device Could Sniff Out Explosives On the Cheap

From sad, anger-inducing news about bomb-sniffing charlatans we segue, thankfully, into some bomb detection news that may actually save lives. Made of quartz rods, this sniffer looks to be the real deal. Let's get it to where it's needed. » 1/24/10 4:00pm 1/24/10 4:00pm

ADE-651 Magic Wand Bomb Detector Is a Fraud, Probably Killed Hundreds

Jim McCormick promised his ADE-651 wand could identify anything, including bombs, simply by waving it around with the right RFID card inside. Yeah, totally fake, and now he's in prison. Too bad Iraq already spent $85 million on them. Updated. » 1/24/10 10:00am 1/24/10 10:00am