The Top 10 real-life Star Trek inventions

#4 The University of Washington Tricorder
Earlier in the year, researchers at the University of Washington said they were experimenting with a device right out of Star Trek: a tricorder-like tool that uses high-intensity focused ultrasound rays. On Star Trek, tricorders had multiple functions but the medical version used by Bones McCoy could scan a body and help diagnose and heal injured or sick patients. In addition, Purdue University researchers said they created a handheld sensing system its creators said could be used for testing foods for dangerous bacterial contaminants including salmonella.

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  • Kenneth

    I'm surprised Uhura's blue tooth earphone and yeoman Rand's tablet aren't mentioned. You could also say the use of viewscreens in a vehicle instead of windows (closed cockpit planes have been proposed for years).

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