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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.
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.
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.
Ronnie Powers, 27, was arrested Friday on suspicion of attempted murder, and six other people were taken into custody after police raids netted several pounds of plastic explosives at Powers' Lancaster home, in a rented van and at a San Fernando Valley residence, said LAPD Detective Bob Nelson of the Criminal Conspiracy Section.
The IRA have spent huge sums on new plastic explosives and automatic firearms - much of it from redundant military stocks in Hungary and the former Czechoslovakia and East Germany.