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Friday Video: Working, Linux-powered, open-source Tricorder Project mimics handheld devices in “Star Trek: The Next Generation”

The Star Trek TV franchise, now four years short of its half-century mark, has inspired a lot of people to study math and science. You could easily claim that Captain Kirk’s communicator was the conceptual prototype for the clamshell mobile … Continue reading

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Time to get your Trek on? The Qualcomm Tricorder X-prize will award $10 million for development of an actual medical Tricorder

In the original Star Trek series from the 1960s, creator Gene Roddenberry needed a prop that allowed his characters to quickly gather information from a scene to advance the plot at television speeds. According to Wikipedia, “The word ‘tricorder’ is … Continue reading

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