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Scanadu Updates Its Tricorder, Gets One Step Closer to Reality

On the SCOUT front, the gadget's overall outer design has been modified putting the sensors up front and is more rounded than before. Specs have also been revamped to include a 32-bit processor and is built on top of Micrium, the same system NASA uses for SAM (Sample Analysis at Mars) aboard the Rover Curiosity. SCOUT can also analyse more than one being now. Read More >>

science
Almost There -- 10 Star Trek Technologies Within Our Grasp

Whether you love or hate Star Trek, you have to respect its vision. A future in which humanity has transcended money, wealth, and greed in favour of pure enlightenment and exploration. And space battles. Read More >>

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Behold: The Tricorder Is Real and It Runs Linux

We heard the X Prize was trying to turn Star Trek into reality, but now a cognitive science researcher has turned the fictional tricorder into an awesome clamshelled-reality. Best of all it runs Linux and you could build one yourself, thanks to Dr. Jansen’s freely-released schematics. Read More >>

science
The New X Prize Wants to Save Your Life, Star Trek Style

The X Prize Foundation and Qualcomm are partnering to try to make the Tricorder — Star Trek's famous health-diagnosing gadget — a reality. They are offering up £6.5 million in prize money. This may be the most practically useful X Prize yet. Read More >>

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