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Old May 3 2014, 11:13 PM   #1
Kickstarter Project - SCiO - Inspired by Star Trek

Anyone who has been deceived by a punchbowl at a party, or a diet-busting cake, will recognize the value of knowing exactly what you are eating. A new pocket scanner promises to deliver that power by giving the user an instant breakdown of alcohol, sugar, or calorie content before they consume.
The USB-shaped 'SCiO' device was launched through a Kickstarter campaign earlier in the week and reached its target within 24 hours, with devices available for as little as $149.
The product of Israeli start-up Consumer Physics, it uses spectrometry to read the "molecular fingerprint" of an object, shining near Infra-Red light on it which stimulates the molecules and then records their reactions.
An accompanying app then displays the nutrient values on a smart phone, measuring fat, protein and carbohydrate levels to the milligram, as well as overall quality.

Cool little gadget. I wonder if they can use it to scan crop leaves to measure the nutrients or lack of nutrients in a plant such as corn?

It could also possibly be used to scan your skin for bacteria that you could then use disinfectant on to keep from catching a cold.
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publiusr, please be more careful about posting spoilers from recent TV episodes by enclosing them in spoiler code. Thank you.
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