October 8, 2012 - 1:46pm

Japanese electronics maker Hitachi announced a prototype bomb-detection device it guarantees will make passing through any airport checkpoint less time consuming for anyone traveling by air. The new boarding gate blows a quick puff of air on a passenger’s hand as he scans his boarding pass. The system then quickly analyzes the same sample for non-metallic bomb fragments or residue. Hitachi says the new system is not yet ready to be rolled out for commercial operations.