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Original Air Date: Jun 30, 2015

Pocket Molecular Sensor

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Spectrometers are an awesome bit of technology that can chemically analyze things based on light waves; they’re normally in scientific labs and are very big and expensive.

That is until a company called Consumer Physics introduced a product called SCio to the world.

SCio claims to be a molecular sensor that fits in the palm of your hand that can analyze lots of items with just a click of a button.

Food, plants, medication, oil, fuels and plastics are just a few of the items that Scio claims it can analyze.

Want to figure out which avocado to buy at the grocery store? What to get a sense of how your houseplants are doing? Can’t figure out what an unmarked pill is?

These are just a few of the potential use cases for this personal spectrometer that’s slated for an October release.

Skeptics want to see how accurate something so small and inexpensive can be, so for now, just keep an eye on the project at