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Scientists Create Calorie-Counting Prototype Device

SCiO is a prototype of a molecular sensor, created by Consumer Physics, Inc. (screengrab/YouTube) SCiO is a prototype of a molecular sensor, created by Consumer Physics, Inc. (screengrab/YouTube)  

If you’re counting calories, figuring out the calories in produce can be difficult.

Science has now solved that problem with a new device to help with that and other tasks.

The small molecular sensor will scan objects, determine their chemical makeup and send the information to a smartphone, according to Mashable. The sensor, SCiO, has been patented by Tel Aviv-based Consumer Physics Inc.

According to Consumer Physics’ website, the sensor isn’t just for analyzing food. It says that it can analyze plants, medication, oil, fuels, plastics and wood, among other materials.

SCiO is currently only a prototype, but Consumer Physics started a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to build the device.

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