Science Brings Dr. Who's Sonic Screwdriver To Life

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CardinalPiggles:

Quaxar:

CardinalPiggles:
Awesome, but can it be used a regular screwdriver? I didn't think so.

You lose again science.

But... it's designed to turn things and that's basically all there is to a screw!

Lift and rotate a rubber disc floating in water.

I didn't realise screws were made of rubber, shaped like discs, and floated in water...

In time, yes, it will be able to rotate a screw, but for now, I don't think so.

Oh, now you're just nitpicking!
Maybe they could turn the power up to 11 and then disassemble a skyscraper from home but just chose not to but rather slowly build up to it.

CardinalPiggles:
Awesome, but can it be used a regular screwdriver? I didn't think so.

You lose again science.

We have regular screwdrivers for that.

Where is my lazer screwdriver ? who would have sonic ?

octafish:
Nonsense, it has been heavily used throughout the Neu-Who as a deus ex machina. Of course Moffat is a bit of a ham-fisted hack and relies on it even more than Davies did so it shows. See the Third Doctor, the "good episodes" of the Fourth Doctor, and the Fifth, Sixth and Seventh Doctors for how it should be used, sparingly if at all. Wait, you can skip the Sixth, Baker the Lesser isn't so bad, but has most annoying companions ever, baring Adric.

Got any episodes in particular you would recommend? I've seen Genesis of the Daleks, Eathshock and the 7th Doctor's thing with the Daleks (their last appearance in the original series) and I'm looking for more. I've been meaning to see Future War, but that is long and I have limited free time. And if it matters, of 4th, 5th and 7th I probably liked 7th the best of what I saw, but I haven't hated a Doctor yet.

j0frenzy:

octafish:
Nonsense, it has been heavily used throughout the Neu-Who as a deus ex machina. Of course Moffat is a bit of a ham-fisted hack and relies on it even more than Davies did so it shows. See the Third Doctor, the "good episodes" of the Fourth Doctor, and the Fifth, Sixth and Seventh Doctors for how it should be used, sparingly if at all. Wait, you can skip the Sixth, Baker the Lesser isn't so bad, but has most annoying companions ever, baring Adric.

Got any episodes in particular you would recommend? I've seen Genesis of the Daleks, Eathshock and the 7th Doctor's thing with the Daleks (their last appearance in the original series) and I'm looking for more. I've been meaning to see Future War, but that is long and I have limited free time. And if it matters, of 4th, 5th and 7th I probably liked 7th the best of what I saw, but I haven't hated a Doctor yet.

All of the Louise Jameson/Leela serials starting with The Face of Evil, best companion the Doctor has ever had. Stand outs include The Robots of Death, The Horror of Fang Rock and if you are feeling forgiving towards the creature department The Talons of Weng- Chiang.

octafish:

j0frenzy:

octafish:
Nonsense, it has been heavily used throughout the Neu-Who as a deus ex machina. Of course Moffat is a bit of a ham-fisted hack and relies on it even more than Davies did so it shows. See the Third Doctor, the "good episodes" of the Fourth Doctor, and the Fifth, Sixth and Seventh Doctors for how it should be used, sparingly if at all. Wait, you can skip the Sixth, Baker the Lesser isn't so bad, but has most annoying companions ever, baring Adric.

Got any episodes in particular you would recommend? I've seen Genesis of the Daleks, Eathshock and the 7th Doctor's thing with the Daleks (their last appearance in the original series) and I'm looking for more. I've been meaning to see Future War, but that is long and I have limited free time. And if it matters, of 4th, 5th and 7th I probably liked 7th the best of what I saw, but I haven't hated a Doctor yet.

All of the Louise Jameson/Leela serials starting with The Face of Evil, best companion the Doctor has ever had. Stand outs include The Robots of Death, The Horror of Fang Rock and if you are feeling forgiving towards the creature department The Talons of Weng- Chiang.

We're talking about Doctor Who. My default position is to be forgiving in the creature department.

I can't wait to put up cabinets with this. Work on a workaround for dead lock seals and I'm sold.

it has great potential for use in medical applications including non-invasive surgical techniques, targeted drug delivery

what ultrasound can do in terms of targeted drug delivery

Hyposprays anyone?

Abedeus:

antipunt:
Whoa whoa..
that is a really good looking guy
...

*not gay*

One can not be "gay" for David.

Everyone has to love him by default.

Nonsense. Everyone's Gay For BridgetDavid.

SonofaJohannes:
That's sounds great, but call me when someones built a functioning TARDIS, then I'll get excited.

Without being predantic the TARDIS is grown not built, with it being a living thing and all :p

SCOTLAND, FUCK YEAH!

You didn't know David Tennant was Scottish... Well, yeah, don't you know we are actually all timelords?

Neat! Wonder if they'll mass produce these things... or maybe I'm just jumping the gun here...

antipunt:
Whoa whoa..
that is a really good looking guy
...

*not gay*

Don't feel bad. EVERYONE'S GAY FOR DAVID TENNANT!!!

Gordon Freemonty:
SCOTLAND, FUCK YEAH!

You didn't know David Tennant was Scottish... Well, yeah, don't you know we are actually all timelords?

Is that why Scotland looks like it's stuck in the mid 19th century?
IM JOKING IM JOKING

No hard feelings?

Andy Chalk:
Researchers in Scotland have created a real-life version of The Doctor's most famous tool
...

But science has now taken some preliminary steps toward turning sci-fi's most famous handyman tool into a real-world device.

Um...those two things aren't quite the same.

So...

Can we expect a TARDIS anytime soon?

FalloutJack:
Alright, science. Here's the deal. You hand over your latest toys and I promise not to take over the world with them. Honest!

Trust the man with the Enclave avatar, they never did ANYTHING wrong.

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