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# 1 Hypospray anyone..
05-28-2012, 08:18 PM
A working Hypospray has been built no joke. It is only a prototype but way cool. Take a look at this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M09Ly...layer_embedded
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# 2
05-31-2012, 06:01 PM
I read about that, a good day for those of us who can't take needles...
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# 3
05-31-2012, 07:51 PM
I remember reading an articl in a science magazine in school about hyposprays about 4 years ago. Was kinda neat
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# 4
05-31-2012, 10:58 PM
At the 0:32 mark we see a prototype tractor-repulsor beam in action. They should be ready well in time for the Borg STFs in 2409

Office looks a bit like mine... just missing the angry bird pillow mk X on the upper shelf :3
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# 5
06-01-2012, 02:34 AM
Way, way too cool.

An alternative method being investigated at the university I'm doing postgrad in involves the use of an array of hundreds of nano needles. Small and numerous enough to deliver the required dose whilst shallow enough to not trigger pain receptors. But this here is a much simpler and more elegant solution.

Bravo, MIT!
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# 6
06-03-2012, 12:36 AM
The U.S. military has been using this technology for 20 years now, for rapid unit immunization shots.However this looks way more compressed, and painless than the auto injectors that I remember.Its good to see another "Trek "inspired item of technology further developed into a reality, that people thought would only be a product of fiction.
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# 7
06-03-2012, 12:53 AM
oh, jet injectors are older than that, they were invented in 1960. I know diabetic people who use similar devices to inject insulin. They aren't really used for much else these days because they can spread infections just as easily as conventional needles, probably even more so because they are designed to be reused.
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# 8
06-03-2012, 03:37 PM
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Originally Posted by ACES_HIGH View Post
oh, jet injectors are older than that, they were invented in 1960. I know diabetic people who use similar devices to inject insulin. They aren't really used for much else these days because they can spread infections just as easily as conventional needles, probably even more so because they are designed to be reused.
Perhaps part of the tip could be designed to incorporate a small MEMS heater to self-sterilise between uses?
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