G.E.’s EntryScan, also known as the “Puffer Machine,” is being purchased by Homeland Security’s TSA and installed in airports and is also located at the Statue of Liberty. The “Puffer” detects explosives and narcotics traces on individuals that step into the machine and alerts nearby personnel if either is detected. According to G.E. “the EntryScan “sniffs” tiny particles to detect a broad spectrum of substances as part of a total security solution.” Whoa-who
My advice: Don’t smoke a joint before heading out to the Statue. The boat ride will be just as cool without it.