Geoffrey.landis writes: Two women were stopped from boarding a plane at Manchester Airport after refusing to undergo a full body scan. They are believed to be the first to refuse to submit to the scan since they became compulsory in February. According to earlier reports by the BBC, the "naked" scanners are intended to detect weapons or explosives, but "the full body scans will also show up breast enlargements, body piercings and a clear black-and-white outline of passengers' genitals." The scanners, made by RapiScan, are referred to by the British press as the "strip-search" scanner. Until February, passengers had been allowed to refuse the scan and receive a "pat-down" search instead.