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Posted at 2:08 PM ET, 02/ 1/2011

TSA debuts new full-body scanners

By Ashley Halsey III

VIDEO | By Anna Uhls/The Washington Post

New airport security scanners designed to be less intrusive than machines that captured near-naked images will debut at the Las Vegas airport Tuesday.

They'll look just like the controversial scanners that were introduced last fall, but instead of sending a revealing image to be examined in a private security booth, new software will project a non-gender-specific silhouette on a small screen attached to the booth.

If the passenger is carrying any contraband items a red box will appear on the screen. Otherwise it will flash a green okay.

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By Ashley Halsey III  | February 1, 2011; 2:08 PM ET
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The TSA is still tweaking their policies, new technology may be unnecessary.
TSA gropes to balance traveler safety and satisfaction

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