Source: The TSA Blog What’s the biggest threat to an airplane? A knife? A pistol? While these items can be dangerous, with hardened cockpit doors installed after 9/11, an improvised explosive device poses the biggest threat to aviation security today. I’ve talked about using Advanced Imaging Technologies to detect non-metallic and metallic threats, including IEDs already, but today I wanted to talk about another technology we have to detect explosives hidden on people and in bags. While going through checkpoints, you might have seen officers using little white swabs at TSA checkpoints at one point or another. In case you had no idea what our officers were doing, they were conducting state of the art Explosives Trace Detection (ETD) tests. And all along you thought they were giving your items a complimentary cleaning… ETD tests are used in checkpoint, checked baggage, and cargo environments. We
By PeterGreenberg.com If you think air travel is tough now, just wait. The numbers are showing that air travel this spring is reaching its highest levels in seven years. Here’s what this means for you. According to the trade group Airlines for America, the number of flyers taking to the skies will reach nearly 134 million this month and next. That’s not just domestic. More than 17 million of those travelers will be flying internationally. To accommodate all this traffic, the airlines are increasing the number of available seats by three percent, or an extra 64,000 seats a day. This good news, overall it means the economy is improving and people are gaining the confidence to travel again. But even with the extra seats, this will still most likely lead to congested skies and overcrowded airports. To read the full article click here.
Contrary to popular assumption, owning a red-hot gaming PC doesn't have to mean breaking the bank; in fact, you can build your own high quality system capable of pure performance for under $3,500. Although prices fluctuate and new, top-of-the-line hardware is intensely sought after, here is a look at how you can build your own gaming system right now. CPU and Motherboard The heart of any computer, your CPU and Motherboard is first. The CPU calculates functions for your system and is a required piece of hardware for any computer, so you can't skimp on quality. The Intel Core i7 Quad-Core Processor is a powerful CPU and, coupled with a liquid CPU cooler like the Corsair H100i, not only helps disperse heat but also reduces noise generated by your PC. Finally, plugging everything into an ASUS Maximus VI Hero motherboard provides access to easy system tweaks as well as tons of overclocking
By Phil Hintz, Director of Technology, Gurnee School District 56 The Mobile Edge Rev360 Rotating Case for iPad combines the sturdiness of a thermoplastic iPad case with the comfort and versatility required for optimal manipulation of the iPad to interact easily with colleagues or students without constraints. Equipped with a one-size-fits-all strap that securely fastens to your hand and a rotating disk that allows for portrait or landscape mode or anywhere in between, the Rev360 rotating case provides both the best viewing angle for any situation and comfort at the same time. The Rev360 is available in three models: Black, Black with Smart Cover Compatibility, and Black with Shoulder Strap. We had the opportunity to run this case through the rigors of our Pre-K through 8th grade 1:1 iPad initiative. We put this case in the hands
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Today, traveling isn't the same as it was when you used to hit the road with nothing more than a well-used map and a Jack Kerouac book. But, how much does today's travel industry rely on mobile technology? According to eMarketer, digital travel sales made up 40 percent of all travel sales in 2012, and mobile sales of travel will steadily increase at a 5.36 percent annual growth rate until 2017. The digital age has made exploring the world easier and more accessible to everyone, so learn how your smartphone changes the way you travel.