Los Alamos National Laboratory

Los Alamos National Laboratory

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Top Science of 2013

Our strong interdisciplinary teaming and unique research facilities allow us to develop solutions to complex problems, and to support partners and collaborators, all with the goal of strengthening national security and making a safer world.

Liquid-scanning technology boosts airport security


Uniquely combining Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and X-ray technology, scientists unlocked new threat technology that could make airport travel faster and safer.

This advanced technology called MagRay quickly and accurate determines whether a concealed liquid is dangerous or benign—apple juice or highly explosive material. It can see through thick materials, and it works far better than the traditional X-ray technology.