04/01/2011 12:02 pm ET Updated Jun 01, 2011

XploSafe, Nanomaterial Created By Oklahoma State University, Could Detect & Neutralize Explosives

If a group of scientists can get their project off the ground, there's a chance U.S. air travelers may one day be able to bring aboard more liquids in their carry-on luggage again.

The team, led by Oklahoma State University chemistry professor Allen Apblett, has come up with what it says is a nanomaterial that can both detect and neutralize some dangerous explosives. If deployed in a practical manner at airports in the U.S. and elsewhere around the world, it could, in theory, make it possible once again for some people to bring more liquids with them when they fly.

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