Sci Fi/Sci Fact: The Star Trek Tricorder

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Sci Fi/Sci Fact: The Star Trek Tricorder

Upon landing on a new planet, the Star Trek crew has been known to whip out their tricorders to find out the history of their latest discovery.

And then on return to the ship, the tricorder can scan their bodies to ensure they have not picked up any alien viruses.

While we have devices that can manage incredible things, is there any chance we could develop one to do all that.

Dr Michel Nieuwoudt, MacDiarmid Institute Associate Investigator and senior research fellow at Auckland University's School of Chemical Sciences discusses the probability of that.

Dr Michel Nieuwoudt talks to Bryan Crump

May 29, 2024