Iraq Swears by Bomb Detector U.S. (Correctly) Sees as Useless
November 4, 2009 7:51 AM Subscribe
Iraq Swears by Bomb Detector U.S. (Correctly) Sees as Useless.
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Similar to the now debunked Sniffex
(as seen previously
on Metafilter), the ADE651 detects explosives, firearms, grenades, narcotics, elephant ivory, bank notes, and according to its manufacturer's website
, "human research."
There is no known mechanism by which the device can work, it has failed numerous tests, and the James Randi Educational Foundation has offered one million dollars
if the ADE651 is successful in a double-blind test. With multi-million dollar profits already made from Iraqi and U.S. coffers, however, the various shell companies
behind the ADE651 have so far declined.