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plastic explosive

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Mr Pallister said as well as the PE4 plastic explosive, he had a pyrotechnic simulation of a battle sound, three electronic detonators capable of blowing off a person's hand, an ISFE fuse, smoke grenades, 63 magnum cartridges and 44 expanding cartridges.
Forensic experts had found traces of plastic explosive on the floor and inside kitchen cabinets.
The Company's Milliscope prototype is an innovative handheld device that utilizes millimeter wave technology to instantly detect plastic explosives and other concealed contraband such as weapons and drugs in a non-invasive and efficient manner.
He insisted the plastic explosives were harmless because detonators would be required to set them off.
He says the next important step will be to demonstrate how well the cantilevers can distinguish between the plastic explosives and other chemicals in the air.
Another problem is that soft, nonmetallic objects like plastic explosives don't absorb X-rays as well as hard, metallic objects.
The first detector using this technique showed great promise with a wide range of explosives, including plastic explosives, because it improved sensitivity capabilities for detecting those with low vapor pressures.
Just five pounds of either plastic explosive would be enough to blow up a dozen jetliners, experts say
The statue was blown to pieces with plastic explosives in Tikrit, 110 miles northwest of Baghdad.
They think the design was too sophisticated to back up an early theory that the Londoner was acting alone and had simply bought the plastic explosives over the internet.
Don Hahnfeldt was interviewed on BBC News 24 in a live television interview today (12:45 EST) regarding the Company's Acoustic Core technology, as it relates to the detection of C4 plastic explosives.
Just hours before the pope's jet landed at Sarajevo's airport, police found 23 mines, plastic explosives and detonators hidden under a bridge along the pontiff's route from the airport to the city center.