Discovery Channel’s Daily Planet

The Discovery Channel’s Daily Planet featured an in-depth piece on the research of Howard Hall, UT-ORNL Governor’s Chair for nuclear security; Steven Skutnik, assistant nuclear engineering indexprofessor; and graduate student Mike Willis. Materials for making deadly dirty bombs are easily accessible. The group has developed a mobile, low-cost device to locate dirty bombs and other radiological threats and stop potential terrorist attacks. The time-saving device holds promise to point police straight to the target. The segment tests the device for the first time to see if it works. Find out how the technology fared by scrolling to 21:42 in this link.