'Metal' Underwear Blocks Airport Scanners

Protect your privacy with powdered-metal 'fig leaves'

By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff

Posted Nov 22, 2010 2:05 AM CST

(Newser) – Fed up with the indignity of passing through an airport scanner? Colorado inventor Jeff Buske claims he has the answer: scan-proof underwear. His strategically placed fig-leaf designs on his men's and women's briefs are made of a powdered metal that blocks the scan's rays, he explains. The thin, removable inserts conform to the body's contours, making it difficult to hide anything beneath—and the components don't set off metal detectors, AP reports. It's not yet clear if the undies will fly with airport security.

Underwear by Rocky Flats Gear uses a powdered metal that blocks scanning rays, says inventor Jeff Buske.
Underwear by Rocky Flats Gear uses a powdered metal that blocks scanning rays, says inventor Jeff Buske.   (AP Photo/Rocky Flats Gear)
Rocky Flats Gear's Jeff Buske says his invention uses a powdered metal that protects people's privacy when undergoing medical or security screenings.
Rocky Flats Gear's Jeff Buske says his invention uses a powdered metal that protects people's privacy when undergoing medical or security screenings.   (AP Photo/Rocky Flats Gear)
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