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The next thing in airline security

First the body scans, then the shoes, then the lighters...and now, they're coming up with a lie-detector test you'll have to be able to pass before climbing into a metal tube and shooting into the sky. From Reuters:

    A new walk-through airport lie detector made in Israel may prove to be the toughest challenge yet for potential hijackers or drugs smugglers.

    Tested in Russia, the two-stage GK-1 voice analyser requires that passengers don headphones at a console and answer "yes" or "no" into a microphone to questions about whether they are planning something illicit.

    The software will almost always pick up uncontrollable tremors in the voice that give away liars or those with something to hide, say its designers at Israeli firm Nemesysco.

And for those of us who feel guilty when we pass a cop on the highway even when we're going the speed limit? I guess we can expect to spend a lot of time in the interrogation room.

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