New ‘Miricale’ Device that Could Help Stop Cancer (and Detect Faint Alien Signals Too!)
This could be the beginings of real “Tricorders“. Look it up if you are not a nerd like me.
They can work through clouds or flesh, its applications could be seen as nothing sort of miraculous. In fact, Dr. Oxborrow says that we still can’t imagine many of its potential applications.
Researchers at the National Physical Laboratory and Imperial College London have found a simple way to make masers. According to team leader Dr. Mark Oxborrow, this “new type of electronic device” could revolutionize the world in the same way lasers did—and even beyond that.
How revolutionary, you ask? What about detecting a tiny tumor way before it metastasizes? Or powering a radiotelescope that could put us in contact with alien civilizations?
That’s exactly what Dr. Oxborrow told BBC News:
Perhaps the one application that is most relevant is more sensitive forms of body scanners. Sensitivity matters with body scanners, because detecting a tumour before it metastasizes is so useful. If this device can make even just a slightly more sensitive body scanner, it could put smiles on people’s faces – they’ll still be around to smile.
Let’s dream here: you could make a radio telescope that was very low-noise, 100 times more sensitive than the best at the moment… this type of maser could be used to detect some extraterrestrial intelligence that hasn’t been detected.