This sounds like a bad Mainer joke, but it's true according to this article: Lobster serves as role model for new x-ray device. From the article:
- The lobster is at the forefront of the next new weapon in the war on terror: a handheld device that could help Homeland Security agents see through wood, concrete and steel.
Technology based on the crustacean's uncanny ability to see through dark, cloudy, deep sea water is guiding scientists funded by the government in the early stages of developing a ray that one day could be used by border agents, airport screeners and the Coast Guard.
Phew. When I first ran across this one, I had a horrible image of TSA agents waving lobster claws to hand-scan air passengers...