Airport Security stories

 
The International Air Transport Association, which is basically a TSA for the rest of the world, is demoing the "Checkpoint of the Future." It involves being "able to get from curb to boarding gate with dignity," without having to unpack your bag, take off your shoes, or, erm, get up close in personal with a security official.
 
If you don't like taking off your shoes in the airport security line, you can blame triacetone triperoxide (or TATP), the hard-to-detect explosive used in the likes of shoe bombs. Well, you'll still have to take off your footwear to get scanned, but TATP just got a lot easier to spot thanks to researchers at the University of Illinois.