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Strip search: camera that sees through clothes from 80ft away
Times Online UK ^ | 3/9/08 | Jonathan Leake

Posted on 03/09/2008 4:33:28 PM PDT by xtinct

A CAMERA that can see through people’s clothing at distances of up to 80ft has been developed to help detect weapons, drugs and explosives.

The camera could be deployed in railway stations, shopping centres and other public spaces.

Although it can see objects under clothes, its designers say the images do not show anatomical details. However, it is likely to increase fears that Britain has become a surveillance society.

The new technology, known as the T5000 system, has attracted interest from police forces, train companies and airport operators as well as government agencies.

It has been developed by ThruVision, an Oxfordshire-based company spun out from the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, one of the government’s leading physics research centres.

It was designed for use in spacecraft and astronomy but researchers soon realised that cameras capable of seeing through clouds of cosmic dust could also see through clothing. This week the camera will be displayed at the Home Office scientific development branch’s annual exhibition, Britain’s premier showcase for security equipment, to be held on an RAF airbase in Buckinghamshire.

ThruVision already offers a smaller system designed for office foyers that can scan through clothing at a range of 30ft-40ft.

(Excerpt) Read more at timesonline.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; United Kingdom; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: camera; science; stripsearch; surveillance; technology
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Great idea ???? Sheesh... doesn't Uncle Pervy have enough toys????
1 posted on 03/09/2008 4:33:29 PM PDT by xtinct
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To: xtinct

...the images do not show anatomical details....


2 posted on 03/09/2008 4:34:45 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: xtinct
Sheesh... doesn't Uncle Pervy have enough toys????

ROTFLOL! But if it's a gov't perv, it's ok, right? ; )

3 posted on 03/09/2008 4:35:56 PM PDT by Tamar1973 (Riding the Korean Wave, one recipe at a time http://www.youtube.com/Tamar1973)
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To: xtinct

Those poor guys. If they ever scan me, they’ll never feel like real men again.


4 posted on 03/09/2008 4:36:38 PM PDT by Richard Kimball (Sure, they'd love to kill me, as long as they can do it without admitting I exist)
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To: xtinct
Already been done. ;)
5 posted on 03/09/2008 4:36:44 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: xtinct

6 posted on 03/09/2008 4:36:58 PM PDT by Bobalu (I guess I see'd that varmint for the last time....)
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To: xtinct

I can break a camera like that without even trying.


7 posted on 03/09/2008 4:37:23 PM PDT by Fester Chugabrew
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To: xtinct
They should have saved some money and bought some of these...


8 posted on 03/09/2008 4:37:35 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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...the images do not show anatomical details....

My guess is that size matters though. Being Irish, I'm never embarrassed to demonstrate my superior heritage. *wink*

9 posted on 03/09/2008 4:38:13 PM PDT by big'ol_freeper ("...millions hate what they mistakenly think that the Catholic Church is." ~ Archbishop Fulton Sheen)
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To: Army Air Corps

lmao... good one!!!


10 posted on 03/09/2008 4:39:41 PM PDT by xtinct (I was the next door neighbor kid's imaginary friend.)
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To: xtinct

RadGuard Lead-Lined Underwear

11 posted on 03/09/2008 4:39:57 PM PDT by BGHater ($2300 is the limit of your Free Speech.)
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To: BGHater

roflmao ... too funny !!!!


12 posted on 03/09/2008 4:40:52 PM PDT by xtinct (I was the next door neighbor kid's imaginary friend.)
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To: BGHater; xtinct

RadGuard Lead-Lined Underwear ...to keep Superman from checking out your package???

13 posted on 03/09/2008 4:44:41 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: Richard Kimball

14 posted on 03/09/2008 4:44:47 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: xtinct
doesn't Uncle Pervy have enough toys????

And a government paycheck!?!?!

15 posted on 03/09/2008 4:48:35 PM PDT by GVnana ("They're still analyzing the first guy. What do I have to worry about?" - GWB)
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To: xtinct; martin_fierro; JRios1968; EveningStar; FredHead47; pax_et_bonum

Will they use these cameras on Cindy Crawford and Salma Hayek? And how is a camera that can detect drugs through clothes supposed to NOT reveal private anatomical contours?


16 posted on 03/09/2008 4:49:19 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Cloverfield 2008! Why vote for a lesser monster?)
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To: xtinct

Do you think the muslims will take this sitting down? They’ll scream to the rafters, their modest women and all.


17 posted on 03/09/2008 4:49:20 PM PDT by processing please hold ( "It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.")
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To: BenLurkin

GUILTY!


18 posted on 03/09/2008 5:02:17 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson
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To: xtinct
Two thoughts:

1) One more reason to always wear clean undies;

2) the T5000 system

If it was the T101 from CyberDyne Systems, we'd be in real trouble.

19 posted on 03/09/2008 5:07:05 PM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: xtinct

No anatomical details??? What fun is that?


20 posted on 03/09/2008 5:11:52 PM PDT by Past Your Eyes (Bill Clinton: Life Member of the Liars' Club.)
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To: SandRat
...the images do not show anatomical details....

I picture beavis and butthead getting a hold of this


21 posted on 03/09/2008 5:12:00 PM PDT by Revelation 911
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To: BenLurkin

baby got back


22 posted on 03/09/2008 5:12:44 PM PDT by Revelation 911
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To: Charles Henrickson

Lost in all this idiocy (albeit very funny posts) is the simple fact that the Socialist Brits “blew it”, destroyed their country by allowing it to be invaded by millions of Muslims from Africa and the Middle East. NOW, because they allowed this senseless invasion (caused by GREED just as the Invasion here from Mexico was based on greedy big biusiness donors to the pols in charge), NOW they want to place cameras everywhere!! Why not, instead, DEPORT all aliens with suspicious backgrounds, be they legal or illegal? And THAT goes to to heart of the problem—liberalism. They are simply afraid of doing the right thing, of protecting themselves. They are LEMMINGS, the Brits!! And it is a sad, crying shame. We across the Lake are also lemmings in part because we fear the ACLU and La Raza more than we do doing what is right by U.S. citizens and U.S. law.


23 posted on 03/09/2008 5:13:54 PM PDT by levotb
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To: processing please hold

Might not be a woman beneath that head to toe rag they wear! That is why they will be outraged!


24 posted on 03/09/2008 5:15:25 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: BenLurkin
I've met up with a lot of terrorists with big posteriors, buck teeth, fanny packs, ipods, and ear rings. Walk around any shopping mall, and they're all over the place!

A choice between a Democrat European-style welfare state and a terrorism-obsessed surveillance state is not a choice.
25 posted on 03/09/2008 5:18:51 PM PDT by dr_who_2
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To: SandRat

Protects Superman’s package from Kryptonite.


26 posted on 03/09/2008 5:21:53 PM PDT by purpleraine
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To: xtinct

"LOOK!...Rosie's been smugglin illegals for years!"

27 posted on 03/09/2008 5:25:48 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: big'ol_freeper; TrueKnightGalahad; blackie; Larry Lucido; Diplomat; honolulugal; Brandie; ontap
Re: My guess is that size matters though. Being Irish, I'm never embarrassed to demonstrate my superior heritage. *wink*

Well, big, old sport, I've done you a good turn... I keep getting e-mails in my Bulk Folder from an Talley A. Wacker titled "Add up to 4 inches to yours manhood" and thinking of you, I've forwarded it to you.

Like a complete Sears Craftsman ratchet set... I come from the factory with many different sized snap on attachments to give that extra thousand feet of stropping.

And to get back to the subject of this thread... I also come equipped with x-ray vision.

And sometime when Helen Thomas walks by, I see... more than I should!

28 posted on 03/09/2008 5:27:01 PM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Revelation 911
baby got back

That's so 90s.

In today's vernacular, it's known as "junk in the trunk".

;-)

29 posted on 03/09/2008 5:29:16 PM PDT by SIDENET (Hubba Hubba...)
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To: Revelation 911
Yikes.

Sometimes ignorance truly is bliss.

30 posted on 03/09/2008 5:30:02 PM PDT by SIDENET (Hubba Hubba...)
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To: Red_Devil 232

I agree. But just watch them go postal over it. Any reason to right, that’s their motto.


31 posted on 03/09/2008 5:36:36 PM PDT by processing please hold ( "It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.")
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To: Revelation 911

That’s too much detail for me... dang.


32 posted on 03/09/2008 5:38:47 PM PDT by murphE (I refuse to choose evil, even if it is the lesser of two.)
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To: BenLurkin


G U I L T Y !

33 posted on 03/09/2008 5:40:11 PM PDT by jdm (Contrary to popular belief, the search function works just fine.)
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I come from the factory with many different sized snap on attachments to give that extra thousand feet of stropping."

I did not realize you had your own company.

34 posted on 03/09/2008 5:47:09 PM PDT by big'ol_freeper ("...millions hate what they mistakenly think that the Catholic Church is." ~ Archbishop Fulton Sheen)
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To: xtinct

I don’t know where you live; but in the airports I have visited; having to look at 80% of the specimens waiting in line would ruin my lunch.

Sure, there are few very attractive members of the opposite sex in and about the airport - but how many people like me do you have to look at, before you see one of those?

Besides, the way the young attractive women dress today, you aren’t going to see anything with this machine, that isn’t freely shown to the population at large. Not that I’m complaining, but if one looks closely enough at the pockets of these young ladies, you can count the change they are carrying.


35 posted on 03/09/2008 5:51:53 PM PDT by Hodar (With Rights, come Responsibilities. Don't assume one, without assuming the other.)
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To: processing please hold
right = riot

Eating while posting. Sorry

36 posted on 03/09/2008 5:52:28 PM PDT by processing please hold ( "It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.")
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To: Revelation 911
ALL this time I never knew that Helen Thomas wore a wig...


37 posted on 03/09/2008 6:02:09 PM PDT by weegee (My comments do not reflect on McCain. I am voting AGAINST Hillary and Obama.)
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To: processing please hold
They have no bill of rights to speak of and not all that many guns

They're screwed!!!!

38 posted on 03/09/2008 6:05:24 PM PDT by Cheapskate (Still backing Hunter"I refuse to be fitted with collar and chain, and given a pat on the back")
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To: Cheapskate

I agree. It will be very interesting when or if the Brits put these cameras in their airports.


39 posted on 03/09/2008 6:13:28 PM PDT by processing please hold ( "It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.")
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To: SandRat

You mean it will just show rolls of fat?


40 posted on 03/09/2008 6:14:40 PM PDT by LottieDah (Democrats and liberals never fail to disappoint.)
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To: SandRat

Why not? They obviously botched this....


41 posted on 03/09/2008 6:14:54 PM PDT by When do we get liberated? ((Ok, Im the official Pit Bull Defender/If you can't stand behind our troops, stand in front of them.)
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To: BenLurkin; All

Cool. Thanks for posting. Funny FReeper comments BUMP!


42 posted on 03/09/2008 6:22:28 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: SIDENET

That’s so 90s.

.....youre expecting something modern from rochester ny


43 posted on 03/09/2008 6:27:10 PM PDT by Revelation 911
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To: big'ol_freeper

...ay, and there’s the truth of it...being Irish myself, I can, in some small measure perhaps, agree with you...holding up the beer, saluting your humble observation..


44 posted on 03/09/2008 6:27:17 PM PDT by nicko (CW3 (ret.) CPT, you need to just unass the AO; I know what I'm doing- Major, you're on your own.)
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To: LottieDah
You mean it will just show rolls of fat? ..errr.. Love Handles.
45 posted on 03/09/2008 6:30:23 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: When do we get liberated?

Well.. after all it wasn’t designed by Larry Flynt.


46 posted on 03/09/2008 6:31:55 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: xtinct
This source is not letting me post the picture, unfortunately. My point is that with this outfit, who needs those expensive and special machines?

http://www.starzhunter.com/c/carla_bruni_03/pics/carla_bruni_04.jpg

47 posted on 03/09/2008 8:03:07 PM PDT by jws3sticks (Hillary can take a very long walk on a very short pier, anytime, and the sooner the better!)
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To: Hodar

It ain’t der pockets I’m lookin at.


48 posted on 03/09/2008 9:43:58 PM PDT by karnage
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To: xtinct

Hasn’t this thing been around for the last five years or so?


49 posted on 03/09/2008 10:01:16 PM PDT by Ronin (Bushed out!!! Another tragic victim of BDS.)
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To: xtinct
However, it is likely to increase fears that Britain has become a surveillance society.

Um, it's a little too late for consideration about fears. The population
is probably already numbed to the prospect.

50 posted on 03/09/2008 10:14:48 PM PDT by MaxMax (I need a life after politics)
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