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Snapshots of science: thwarting smugglers, South Pole communications, and more at OSTI's DOE R&D Accomplishments

Read about portable detection systems aimed at thwarting smugglers (Eddies
and Echoes to Thwart Smugglers
) and the first multicast video and audio link from the U.S. to the South Pole (To the South Pole on M:Bone: First Live Multicast Connection) at OSTI's
DOE R&D Accomplishments Snapshots page.
Snapshots are quick pictures, introductions, overviews, or synopses of DOE Accomplishments in science. DOE's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory developed technology to quickly and accurately
detect everything from the contents of a can of soda to strategic metals used to make nuclear weapons. The first multicast to the South Pole was made between DOE's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and scientists at the U.S. Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station. DOE R&D Accomplishments is a central forum for information about the
outcomes of past DOE R&D that have had significant economic impact, have improved people's lives, or have been widely recognized as remarkable advances in science. An R&D accomplishment is the outcome of past research whose benefits are being realized now. See the Snapshots page for a quick look at how DOE research impacts lives through science.