One of the strangest things to be announced at CES this year wasn't a new product, but a contest. The contest was a new X Prize put up to get engineers and researchers to work on bringing the infamous tricorder from Star Track to reality. The Qualcomm Tricorder X Prize is offering the winners $10 million for designing the medical device.
The tricorder on the Star Trek series allowed the doctor to diagnose illness, disease, and injuries without having to touch the patient. This would have some massive benefits in the real world. It will be a long time before anyone wins this prize though, this may be more of a challenge than the X Prize to design a rocket that led to tech used by Virgin Galactic today.
Prof Jeremy Nicholson, head of the department of surgery and cancer at Imperial College London has said that the device would likely need to detect metabolites. The catch is that the lab equipment that uses tests metabolites in labs today is the size of a compact car. The tricorder has to be no more than five pounds to win the prize.
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Sammy Watkins Owns Up to Poor Week 3 Performance
Buffalo Bills rookie wide receiver Sammy Watkins caught for just 19 yards in his team's 22-10 loss to the San Diego Chargers on Sept. 21. He owned up to it, telling ESPN he took a play off on their final drive of the game.
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