Started by Steven Novella, October 29, 2011, 12:38:39 PM

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As to "Seeing thru Walls" http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2011/ll-seeing-through-walls-1018.html

This is pretty cool for first Gen tech, but in its current configuration it is not very useful in a combat situation.  The emitters are somewhat large for for easy use. Combat requires something that can be manpacked.  Also, needs finer resolution of the images, that is to say being able to see if the blobs are enemy or friendly.
However I can see where it would be useful right now in  hostage situations, where the presumations are the hostages would not be armed and would not be moving around much and the hostage takers would be armed and moving about. Also the Police would have time and transport to set the emitter in place.
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Does anyone know what happened to the idea of using terahertz (sub-millimetre) waves to see through stuff? It was touted as the way to make the through-the-clothes airport scanners for voyeuristic security guards, but it seems these still use x-rays. I'm sure I saw somewhere that they could be used to see through walls.
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In case anyone was interested in seeing episodes of The One" - the awful Australian psychic TV show mentioned by Rebecca in this week's pod - I wrote a blog post about it here: http://ajmass.blogspot.com/2011/11/and-one-fraud-to-rule-them-all.html

A link to the episodes can be found there...