Date: Thu, 4 Aug 2011 11:50:47 -

Author: Paul Nord

Subject: Re: Omaha airport

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A colleague from Los Alamos National Lab who would travel with large =
stacks of overhead transparencies in a 3-ring binder. The regular =
spacing of the layers scatters the x-rays. He reported getting pulled =
aside by airport security more than once to look through his bag.

What's really funny about this incident is the number of times we all =
joked and said something like, "I bet you couldn't get that through =
airport security!"

Simcha, did you get that metal double-cone back into Israel?

Paul


On Aug 4, 2011, at 10:17 AM, Anthony Lapinski wrote:

> I figured the metals would be
> checked, but I was surprised about the slides. I had nine boxes =
stacked
> 3x1 in one row and wrapped in a shirt. The man said that x-rays cannot
> penetrate stacked pieces of glass. To the machine, it looks like =
metal. So
> they put the nine boxes of slides in a 3x3 grid and scanned them =
again. So
> I learned something new. I was free to go after a relatively long =
delay.
> My wife was not too happy, but physics is PHUN!!


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A =
colleague from Los Alamos National Lab who would travel with large =
stacks of overhead transparencies in a 3-ring binder. The regular =
spacing of the layers scatters the x-rays. He reported getting =
pulled aside by airport security more than once to look through his =
bag.What's really funny about this incident is the =
number of times we all joked and said something like, "I bet you =
couldn't get that through airport =
security!"Simcha, did you get that metal =
double-cone back into =
Israel?PaulOn Aug 4, 2011, at 10:17 AM, Anthony Lapinski wrote:I figured the =
metals would bechecked, but I was surprised about the slides. I had =
nine boxes stacked3x1 in one row and wrapped in a shirt. The man =
said that x-rays cannotpenetrate stacked pieces of glass. To the =
machine, it looks like metal. Sothey put the nine boxes of slides in =
a 3x3 grid and scanned them again. SoI learned something new. I was =
free to go after a relatively long delay.My wife was not too happy, =
but physics is PHUN!!=

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