Gallery: CSA’s Disease-Detecting Microflow is a Real-Life Star Trek Med...

 

Anyone who’s ever seen an episode of Star Trek knows that when a crew member is ill, Dr. McCoy is able to use his medical tricorder to scan the patient and diagnose diseases or collect bodily information. Real-life medical scanners have long been a science-fiction standard, but the geniuses at the CSA (The Canadian Space Agency) are on the verge of making it a reality with the Microflow, a gadget that is capable of offering “real-time analysis of everything from infections, to stress, blood cells, cancer markers, and [it] could even be used to test food-quality levels here on Earth.”

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