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Turns out some of the gear on the Starship Enterprise that the crew relied on to explore the universe had a bit of influence on a generation of scientists and developers who watched "Star Trek" as kids.

From the Here & Now Contributors Network, Zack Seward brings us the story of a high-stakes medical device competition inspired by the Sci-Fi classic and a research team in Philadelphia that is boldly going — into the finals.

The Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE offers a $10 million in prize money to build the next great consumer-focused health tool.


This segment aired on December 10, 2014.

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