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February 09, 2007

Trafficking analysis to find who and where nuke bomb makers are

An item related to my port security article, as we get better at catching a larger fraction of the illegal traffic in nuclear materials and dual use materials like beryllium and zirconium a computer model can piece together the partial information on traffic flows to determine who is working on a nuclear bomb and where they are doing it.

The method can be used to track other materials, such as drugs. "We have a lot of interest from a lot of agencies," says Rochau.

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