• July 3, 2021

The history of a metal detector: From the early days of science to the dawn of the digital age

Posted September 11, 2018 12:37:20A metal detector is a metal detecting device that uses a metal plate to detect metal particles, like nails or coins, inside of an object.

It has been used for centuries by archaeologists, police and security officials, and it’s a key tool for keeping people safe from potentially dangerous materials, including deadly pathogens, as well as deadly weapons.

But some say the technology is overused, and the U.S. Government should not have to pay for it, and that the technology needs to be reformed.CBS News’ Tom Bower reports from Washington, D.C.

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