The Science of Doctor Who's Sonic Screwdriver

By Jamie Condliffe on at

Ahead of this weekend's 50th anniversary of Doctor Who's first appearance on the small screen, the guys at Headsqueeze have taken a look at his famous Sonic Screwdriver—and asked if it could ever be, you know, scientifically possible.

Cue some live experiments, fire, and real-world acoustics. As for whether a real Sonic Screwdriver will ever be within our grasp? Well, maybe, perhaps, possibly, theoretically. We can dream, right? [Headsqueeze]