CT scanners, similar to those used in hospitals, will soon be deployed at more than a dozen airports in the United States, including Philadelphia International. The machines employ state-of-the-art 3-D technology called computed tomography which can generate clear images used to check baggage for explosives and other threatening items. Current security scanners use 2-D imaging.
Thomas Jefferson University is launching the first-ever university-sponsored competition for cannabis-related businesses. The rewards for participating in JAZ Tank: CannaVATION are substantial: Grand prize is $10,000 and one free provisional or utility patent application and consulting services. Two runners up will win $5,000 and similar legal support.
Sam Wood is a health and science writer.