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Defense & Security

Whole-body scans coming soon to more U.S. airports

The Transportation Security Administration's acting chief technology officer said that the initial results from pilot tests at some checkpoints at 19 airports in the United States had been so good that the idea of using the machines as the standard checkpoint detectors made sense. Those results included, he said, positive feedback from passengers.

The plan now is that all passengers will "go through the whole-body imager instead of the walk-through metal detector," he said. Passengers will start seeing the machines at some checkpoints this summer.

Full story from the New York Times.