Dr. Peter Jansen has built a measuring device very much like those used in the Star Trek universe.
"Star Trek inspired me to be a scientist," he said. The device he's built is equipped with a number of different measuring tools including sensors for temperature, pressure, humidity, magnetic fields, motion and distance. Described as a Swiss Army Knife of devices, Jansen hopes to make the device available for practical use in real-world environments.
"The first tricorder appeared on the original show's initial episode in 1966, when Capt."
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Source: Sydney Morning Herald
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