Tech Talk #2: News & More

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Sci-fi Tech coming your way?

DR WHO’S SONIC SCREWDRIVER – Boffins at Dundee Uni has developed “sono tweezers” which used ultrasound waves to lift and rotate a rubber disk in water. Dalek stun setting still work-in-progress…

STAR TREK’S TRICORDER – Roddenberry’s technological prophecies continue to unfold as the Cognitive Science Lab at McMaster University has developed a tricorder device that takes atmospheric, temperature and humidity readings and can analyse magnetic fields.

ARMAGEDDON’S ASTEROID MINING – Planetary Resources’ plan to harvest stellar resources worth “trillions of dollars”; rumours are that they are strongly supported by ex-NASA staff and director James Cameron, who presumably will want the 3D film rights!

Reporter: SilverFox

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