The glorious march to making Star Trek real continues! We already have PADDs. Now, thanks to Peter Jansen, a researcher at the University of Arizona, we have a Next Generation-style science tricorder. Its sensors can measure temperature, humidity, magnetic fields, color, atmospheric pressure and more.
Okay, that's done. Dr. Jansen, please get to work on a holodeck next.
Link -via DVICE | Previously: A Real Medical Tricorder
And the best part is that when they are between programs, the "desktop" looks just like the yellow grid of the inactive Star Trek holodeck!