If researchers at Purdue University have their way, it might actually become a reality, as they're
currently working on a project called "Distributed Nuclear Detection by Ubiquitous Cell Phone".
Using triangulation in the same way as Batman did or maps in iPhones, a special chip would be
put in every single cell phone that would detect nuclear radiation, so if someone ever tried
building a "dirty bomb" it could be found before he or she ever left the house.
The biggest road block to such a product, other than civil liberties issues would be price, as
depending on the amount of cell phone using it, the price per chip would between $50-$100 per
chip. However, for triangulation to work, the more cell phones bouncing back information the
more precise a location the government could get on the bomb, so mass production would be
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