We're Getting Closer to Real-Life Tricorders

By : SciShow - 4 months ago
Many of us have longed for cool sci-fi inventions like a holodeck or replicators, but there's one tool we're actually getting pretty darn close to creating: the medical tricorder.

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We're Getting Closer to Real-Life Tricorders