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BlackBerry's inventor wants to build a tricorder

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Can quantum technology make the tricorder used by Mr. Spock in the TV series Star Trek a reality?
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Mike Lazaridis, inventor of the BlackBerry smartphone, is starting a $100 million quantum technology fund that's aiming to turn devices like the medical tricorder from 'Star Trek' into reality. The fund, called Quantum Valley Investments, is being financed exclusively by Lazaridis and Doug Fregin, an old friend and co-founder of Research In Motion Ltd., the company behind the BlackBerry. The goal is to commercialize technologies from a cluster of research labs that have been bankrolled by Lazaridis. At least one startup has signed up with the fund and the first products may emerge in the next two to three years, he said. 'The medical tricorder would be astounding - the whole idea of blood tests, MRIs with a single device. That may be possible and possible only because of the sensitivity, selectivity and resolution we can get from quantum sensors made with these quantum breakthroughs.'

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[[VID119]]He's dead, Jim.... by Kyle McDermott on Thursday, Mar 21, 2013 at 9:35:35 PM