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Published on April 21st, 2012 | by Meredith Burdett

Sonic Screwdriver a Step Closer

Technology can occasionally scare us, and when it isn’t aping the storylines of Paul Verhoeven movies from the 1980s, it tends to take inspiration from Doctor Who and Star Trek.

That’s right; ideas only dreamed of as ludicrous fantasy in television serials and movies is now something that we are starting to get used to in everyday life.

As scientists get cleverer (or luckier depending on how you look at it) they make more and more advances in technology that go on to change the way we live. One batch of clever clog scientists have gone above and beyond by claiming to have invented the first prototype sonic device that is similar to the Doctor’s sonic screwdriver.

Experiments have been held where the white coats have managed to lift and rotate a rubber disc out of water using only ultrasonic waves, the most that was achieved with the waves before was a “push” in a direction.

This advancement could be a radical step forward for medical technology and could change surgery as we know it altogether. It could also mark the beginning of a time when IKEA wardrobes are put together in under 10 minutes without all the laborious work.

(We doubt it’s at that stage yet!)

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One Response to Sonic Screwdriver a Step Closer

  1. avatar Philip Bates says:

    “It could also mark the beginning of a time when IKEA wardrobes are put together in under 10 minutes without all the laborious work.”

    I’m not sure even the Doctor could manage that.

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