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Smartphones meet Star Trek

I read a news release this morning that put a smile on this Trekker fan!  The "Tricorder" may become something not of science fiction. 

 

There is a new invention that may turn smartphones into powerful hyperspectral sensors, capable of identifying the chemical components of objects from a distance!  That is pretty cool to think about. I would love to see that happen in my lifetime!  

Two Electrical Engineer researchers in TelAviv patented an optical component based on existing microelectromechanical (MEMS) technology and compatible stardard smartphone camera designs. That is definitely going where no one has gone before! Check it out for yourself!

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