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Student Innovator at Rensselaer Uses Sound Waves, T-rays for Safer Detection of Bombs

March 9, 2011

Benjamin Clough Benjamin Clough is dedicated to making the world a safer place for emergency first responders, police and military personnel, chemical plant employees and many others. The Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute doctoral student has developed a novel method for extending the distance from which powerful terahertz technology can remotely detect hidden explosives, chemicals and other dangerous materials. Full Story

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