This is brilliant! A tiny Game Boy from an old Burger King toy made the perfect home for a Raspberry Pi Zero and a screen, turning the fake Game Boy into a real, pocket-size emulation machine [via GN]. Beats what I did with mine, which was to maybe throw one away or never actually have one, who knows.
An inexpensive handheld device that can read strands of DNA has been
hailed as revolutionary by scientists who tested the product.
The palm-sized sequencer gives researchers the power to analyse DNA
almost anywhere, and could help track disease outbreaks, run checks on
food, and combat the trafficking of endangered animals.
The gadget marks a major step towards what Mark Akeson, a co-inventor
at the University of California Santa Cruz, called “the democratisation
of sequencing”, where anyone can gather and process DNA samples for
Scientists have scores of projects in mind, but some future uses of
the technology will inevitably be controversial. More advanced versions
of the DNA reader could, for example, be used to mimic tests in the film
Gattaca, where stands of hair are analysed to assess the genetic suitability of potential space flight personnel from an elite group.
Deforest Kelley as Dr McCoy in Star Trek (1966). The character used
tricorder (not shown) to read DNA, and the new MinION device has been
compared to being ‘close to having a tricorder in your hand’.
Photograph: Allstar/PARAMOUNT/Sportsphoto Ltd./Allstar
Atari Cosmos, handheld game system with holographic image, 1981. Created by Allan Alcorn, Harry Jenkins and Roger Hector, USA. Presented In ads before the Cosmos’ cancellation. Unreleased product. Source2