X

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy.

I agree
Learn More
Great Geek Gifts in the Technabob Shop!Get Technabob Daily: Join our Mailing List! | Follow Us: Facebook | Twitter
Awesomer Media Sites: THE AWESOMER | MIGHTYMEGA | 95OCTANE
subscribe to our rss feedsubscribe via e-mailfollow technabob on twittertechnabob facebook fan pageGoogle+follow us in feedly
Follow Us:

Scientists Building Doctor Who’s Sonic Screwdriver

by Conner Flynn
Advertisement

Dundee University researchers have created Doctor Who’s sonic screwdriver. Or at least a rough version. The machine can use ultrasound to lift and rotate a rubber disc floating in a cylinder of water. This is important because it is the first time ultrasound waves have been used to turn objects instead of pushing them. It means that we are one step closer to a real life Sonic Screwdriver.

The study could make surgery using ultrasound techniques more precise, but more importantly, one day it might go in your pocket and help you escape a horde of Daleks. It might also help get you a cute sidekick.

The scientists used energy from an ultrasound array to form a beam. This beam can carry momentum to push away an object in its path and, by using a beam shaped like a helix or vortex, cause the object to rotate. Hence, “unscrewing”. Next I hope they work on some psychic paper.

[via BBC]




Comments are closed for posts older than 90 days.

Recent Posts

Awamoko Pen Uses Soap Bubbles to Make Art

Awamoko Pen Uses Soap Bubbles to Make Art

Pay What You Want: The Marketing Copywriter Bundle

Pay What You Want: The Marketing Copywriter Bundle

Fire UP Charcoal Starter Wand Lets You Ditch the Lighter Fluid

Fire UP Charcoal Starter Wand Lets You Ditch the Lighter Fluid

Pearl RearVision Rear-View Camera System Puts Eyes in the Back of Your Head

Pearl RearVision Rear-View Camera System Puts Eyes in the Back of Your Head

Cozmo Is a Tiny Pixar Style Robot: COZM-E

Cozmo Is a Tiny Pixar Style Robot: COZM-E

More from Awesomer Media...

The Awesomer Logo MightyMega Logo 95octane Logo