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New smartphone accessory rivals 'Star Trek' tricorder

New smartphone accessory rivals 'Star Trek' tricorder

How many of you have ever watched "Star Trek"? Even the new movies count. Do you remember seeing those magical gadgets, the tricorders? A medical officer only has to scan a person with it to see the health of the patient.

The tricorder in "Star Trek" is like an entire science lab in the palm of your hand. Plenty of companies are trying to do the same thing with smartphones and they're getting closer. Now there's a smartphone accessory that could turn your phone into a tricorder, or something really close.

Researchers have developed a smartphone accessory that can detect two major diseases in about 15 minutes, which is amazingly good news for health workers stationed in third-world countries.

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