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Rocky Flats Gear's Jeff Buske says his invention uses a powdered metal that protects people's privacy when undergoing medical or security screenings.
updated 11/22/2010 9:58:01 AM ET 2010-11-22T14:58:01

It's a special kind of underwear — with a strategically placed fig leaf design — and a Colorado man says it'll get you through the airport screeners with your dignity intact.

Jeff Buske says his invention uses a powdered metal that protects people's privacy when undergoing medical or security screenings. The items are up for sale at RockyFlatsGear.com.

Buske of Las Vegas, Nev., said the underwear's inserts are thin and conform to the body's contours, making it difficult to hide anything beneath them. The mix of tungsten and other metals won't set off metal detectors, he said.

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The men's design has the fig leaf, while the one for women comes in the shape of clasped hands.

It's unclear whether wearing the underwear would lead to an automatic, more intrusive inspection by federal Transportation Security Administration officials.

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