Star Trek style tricorders are coming…

A new MacGyver-esque cellphone hack could bring cheap, on-the-spot disease detection to even the most remote villages on the planet. Using only an LED, plastic light filter and some wires, scientists at UCLA’s California NanoSystems Institute have modded a cellphone into a portable blood tester capable of monitoring HIV, malaria, leukemia and detecting diseases.

From http://www.wired.com/science/discoveries/multimedia/2008/12/gallery_microscope_phone

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