By Conner Carey
Funded last year on Kickstarter, the Scio ($249) by Consumer Physics will make you feel like you’re on a starship with Captain Picard. This handheld device, about the size of a keychain, emits a blue light that is able to tell you the chemical makeup of an item. It can scan food, plants, medicine, and more. For example, it can tell you the fats, protein, and calories of your meal, the ripeness of an avocado, and whether or not the pill you’re about to take is in fact aspirin.