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Real-life ‘Tricorder’ invented

While not being exactly pocket-friendly, the new portable chemical analyzer does take mass spectrometry into the field: “Unlike conventional mass spectrometers, which are cumbersome laboratory instruments that weigh more than 300 pounds, the new handheld device weighs less than 20 pounds and can be used in the field.” Not exactly svelte, is it? “Purdue University […]

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How close are we to Star Trek technology?

So when did science fiction become science fact, eh? After reading this, you may just discover that we’re a lot closer to the technology in Star Trek than you might think… Being the sci-fi fan of old, I couldn’t resist writing this article. In fact, I’ve been looking forward to it for quite some time! […]