On a trekker note "Medical Miracles" has become a fascinating set of buzz words in science, engineering and sci-fi. I introduced this concept here at Star Trek Sci Fi Blog eleven years ago and then wowsers! NASA's David Allen Batchelor shares further insight on "the Science of Star Trek" at the NASA Website. You read right trekker, just remember Spacerguy broke the news right here, FIRST.
My subject at the time was simple and remains popular even now. I chose "Dr McCoys Medical Miracles" as the subject title for my thesis in 2006 and wrote about McCoys "Medical Miracles". NASA's physicist David Batchelor gives his informed opinion on Star Trek's "Medical Miracles" revealing fantastic things about Star Trek's futuristic features. For instance are android positronic brains (imagined by Isaac Asimov) the real or unreal deal?
In Star Trek's universe. He points out whether 1.) Technologies work. 2.) Technologies/ certain stories plots in star trek are scientifically accurate or not. He also highlights mistakes from a fun physics perspective. What works and what doesn't work is no laughing matter.... get it???? but I believe I can boldly up the ante on NASA's Maestro of Physics, hehe. I plan on writing a piece on Dr Crusher's Medical Miracles to energize some TNG fun in our trekverse.
So whats my trekkie ace on NASA's Star Trek physics expert, David Allen Batchelor?
No biggie really,
During my trek voyages, I've discovered new evidence coming from science fiction into reality! Star Treks Tricorder now officially exists but does it work? Apparently, the "Qualcomm Tricorder X-Prize Foundation" started a global competition which Final Frontier Medical Devices won and received $2.5 million bucks.
What can it actually do?
The device can diagnose 34 health conditions long before 24 hours elapses using a custom built AI. The beauty of this thing are the non-invasive sensors providing a final analysis on the patient while cross referencing all available medical data on medical conditions.
The Roddenberry Foundation has added $1.6 million for the development of these tricorders where they will eventually reach patients in hospitals across the world.
Can you see a Star Trek tricorder diagnosing your health years from now?
Isn't Alex J Cavanaugh the coolest for giving me a shout out?
What do you think of David Allen Batchelor article "the Science of Star of Star Trek"?
I coined Dr McCoys Medical Miracles in 2006 but I'm a trekker not database!
LIVE LONG AND PROSPER!