Emmster writes "Purdue University researchers have demonsrated a handheld sensing device
that combines a minaturised mass spectrometer and desorbtion electrospray ionization source — very much in the vein of the Star Trek "Tricorder" gizmo."
I cannot conceive that anybody will require multiplications at the rate
of 40,000 or even 4,000 per hour ...
-- F. H. Wales (1936)