The Science Of Airport Security

Every frequent air traveler dreads the tediousness of going through airport security. No one wants to chug their water bottle, take off their shoes, or awkwardly get patted down by a well-meaning TSA agent in front of a bunch of strangers. But alas, it's a necessary inconvenience. It also involves some nifty science. In the following videos, hear how airport security scans both your carry-on items and your body, then learn some cool facts about airplane safety.

Airport Security Is Full Of Xrays And Microwaves

Uncover the scientific processes behind airport security.

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Does Turbulence Cause Planes To Crash?

The good news: turbulence feels scarier than it actually is.

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Written by Curiosity Staff December 12, 2016