Scientists Invent Real-life 'tricorder' For Chemical Analysis

Tue, 27 Feb 2007 11:00 PM EST

... Purdue University researchers have created a handheld sensing system its creators liken to Star Trek's "tricorder" used to analyze the chemical components of alien worlds. But the system could have down-to-earth applications, such as testing foods for dangerous bacterial contaminants including salmonella, which was recently found in a popular brand of peanut butter. [click link for full article] ...