March 3, 2013
A few weeks back I had a cold. When I called the doctor’s office, they scheduled a time for the doctor to call me on the phone rather than scheduling…
September 19, 2014
Computer chips that operate in the terahertz range of the radio spectrum could be used by smartphones to turn your phone into the equivalent of a portable x-ray machine. Actually, terahertz frequencies provide better images than conventional x-rays and don’t damage tissue.
The technology is already being used by law enforcement and security applications, but currently the equipment used is relatively bulky. However, a team at the California Institute of Technology has built a microchip that can both transmit and receive terahertz radiation, opening the door for the mobile equivalent of an x-ray. Click here to read more about this emerging technology.