We all know the drill with airport security: Pockets empty, laptop out, shoes and dignity off. Degrading, but anything for safety, right? Next-gen Explosive Trace Detectors promise that we'll at least get to keep our shoes on.
When surgeons dig around inside of you trying to cut out a tumor, they're actually going off of pre-op info to find the tumor. An electroscalpel, combined with a mass spectrometer, will let them map cancerous cells in realtime.