Saturday, 14 January 2012
Star Trek-style Tricorder Offered £6.5m Prize - Get Inventing!
A $10m (£6.5m) prize is on offer to whoever can create a Star Trek-like medical "tricorder".
The Qualcomm Tricorder X Prize has challenged researchers to build a tool capable of capturing "key health metrics and diagnosing a set of 15 diseases".
It needs to be light enough for would-be Dr McCoys to carry - a maximum weight of 5lb (2.2kg).
The prize was launched at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
More about it here.