People traveling to and from Pakistan automatically came up on scanner software installed shortly after 9/11 at airports.
But can a scanner the size of a TV remote really tell when that chicken goes bad?
He stepped over to the privacy booth and then to the scanner machines.
For the record, the flight itself results in 100 to 1,000 times more exposure than the scanner that got you onto the plane.
When not slaving over casseroles in her tiny Brooklyn kitchen, she edits Nerve's culture blog, scanner.
Half an hour later, the scanner gave him another interruption pattern.
Joe Brooks was hunched in front of the scanner, staring intently.
The ship lurched into a direction-change that threatened to wrench the hull apart, and the picture in the scanner reeled crazily.
I'll get this scanner set up again, and we'll be ready to load out.
He peered at the scanner screen, then cried, "There he is, sir!"
1550s, "person who examines critically," agent noun from scan (v.). From 1927 as a type of mechanical device, in mid-20c. use especially of radar and medical devices; later of computer accessories.
1. An input device that takes in an optical image and digitises it into an electronic image represented as binary data. This can be used to create a computerised version of a photo or illustration.
A scanner may be linked to optical character recognition software allowing printed documents to be converted to electronic text without having to type them in at a keyboard.
2. lexical analyser.