Science Fiction Becomes Science Fact with New Star Trek Molecular Scanner

Tuesday, 10 June 2014 - 9:57AM
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Tuesday, 10 June 2014 - 9:57AM
Science Fiction Becomes Science Fact with New Star Trek Molecular Scanner

The little handheld molecular detector device that "Star Trek" introduced over 40 years ago is finally being brought to life. With the help of Kickstart, the Israeli tech startup called "Consumer Physics" revealed its long-awaited pocket molecular sensor-- a tiny, handheld device that can read the molecular composition of any matter already entered into the database, and then send detailed information to your smartphone. 

 

 

Imagine being able to scan your fruits and vegetables at the market to check for ripeness, or to scan wild flora when out on a hike, and instantly receive detailed information about its composition. Or, for dietary purposes, owners of this gadget can receive an instant breakdown of alcohol, sugar, or calorie content of all of their food. 

 

Although this technology has been in existence for some time, this is the first "Star Trek"-style personal, compact device for consumers. It has been tested with high accuracy, and the possibilities are essentially endless. Beyond dietary applications, young people can check if their drink has been spiked with alcohol or drugs, patients can ensure that they've received the correct pills for their illnesses, and much more. 

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