Technology update


This edition of Technology Update peers into the world of spectography, where Russian tech firms have developed some of the latest equipment. This includes handheld equipment which can be used at airports to detect and correctly identify trace amounts of explosives and narcotics, radiation-detecting equipment which is small enough to be plugged into a smartphone or tablet computer, ion spectrum analysis machines which may be used for appraising gemstones,  and the latest technology from St. Petersburg-based Electron, which creates 3D diagnostic equipment.