Ultimate Star Trek gadget: scanner copies and creates almost any item using a 3D printer

A British has inventor has unveiled the ultimate Star Trek gadget - a £650 (approximately $1,000) handheld scanner that could be used to copy almost any item.The Fuel3D scanner, originally developed at Oxford University, can capture everything from a flower’s petals to the contours of human skin.The Fuel3D ...

Molecule scanner is world's smallest terahertz detector

Molecules could soon be “scanned” in a fashion similar to imaging screenings at airports, thanks to a detector developed by University of Pittsburgh physicists.

Handheld device can see through walls

Smartphones could be equipped to see through solid objects, say Caltech electrical engineers, who have developed tiny, inexpensive terahertz imagers.

Big step towards Tricorder medical scanner

Star Trek-style Tricorder medical scanners are a step closer to reality, say scientists, following the discovery of a new way of creating electromagnetic Terahertz waves - as currently used in full-body security scanners.

Room-temperature explosives scanner gets a step closer

MIT scientists have come a big step closer to creating an explosives scanner that's safer than X-ray scanning and can detect a wider range of substances.

Macworld 2010 kicks off without Apple

A Macworld without Apple? Can the show go on without Saint Steven Jobs and top spinner Philip Schiller?