Well, here's something you don't expect to see on the Daily Scan. But since we're all frequent travelers, GTO couldn't resist a quick post on this article from Wired about a contest to find new technology to speed up airport security. The prize is $500,000 and anyone can make a suggestion about how to improve the hellish process we've all come to know and dread.

 

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