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going on about whether dogs or scanning devices are better for bomb detection in airports. The scanning devices are expensive, and intrusive to travelers. One estimate says each scanner costs $150,000. Dogs are said by some to be able to detect explosives better than scanners, and cost about $8,500. In the Iraq War dogs were being used to detect explosive devices laid by insurgents to kill coalition forces. NPR reported about their successful use last year, “Sniffer dogs are universally recognized as the most effective means of detecting explosives.” (Source:

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