Gadget: Homing Capsule
Owner: James Bond
A consumable capsule, containing a small amount of "harmless"
radioactive material. Allowing it to be picked up with a sensitive
When Bond was trapped in a small cave, he swallowed the capsule
and waited. Leiter picked up the signal on a small device with
a needle indicating left or right, like a compass. Leiter directed
the pilot of a coast guard helicopter, finding the area of the
cave, Bond fired a flare gun through an opening in the roof of
the cave, the chopper lowering a rescue harness into the cave.
This small capsule was filled with a slightly radioactive material,
when swallowed, stomach acids would trigger off the chemicals
inside the pill within minutes. Kept by a rescuer was a small
compass like electronic device containing a very accurate Geiger
counter, designed to track only that particular radioactive chemical.