Phones studied as attack detector

“Homeland Security officials are looking into outfitting cellphones with detectors that would alert emergency responders to radiological isotopes, toxic chemicals and biological agents such as anthrax.

‘If it’s successful, it’ll change the way chemical, biological and radiation detection is done,’ says Rolf Dietrich, deputy director of the Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency, which invests in high-tech solutions to secure the nation against terrorist attacks. ‘It’s a really, really neat thing.'” (USAToday)