Research puts police gun detectors a step closer

Scientists at Newcastle are helping to build a scanner that can identify criminals carrying guns and knives without putting the police at risk.

The new technology - being designed by Newcastle, Manchester Metropolitan and Queen Mary universities - uses electro magnetic waves in order to pick up 'reflections' from concealed guns, gun barrels or knives without the need to be close to the person.

Newcastle University Press Release.

BBC News.

Prof. Gui Tian's profile.

Published: 10th June 2009