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'Doctor Who' sonic screwdriver 'created by scientists'

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Doctor Who S05E09: Cold Blood - The Doctor with his sonic screwdriver

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A working prototype of the sonic screwdriver seen in the BBC television series Doctor Who has supposedly been completed.

Researchers at Dundee University claim to have made a screwdriver which is able to lift, rotate and turn a rubber disk floating in water through ultrasound waves, reports Radio Times.

Dr Mike MacDonald, from the Institute for Medical Science and Technology at Dundee, explained: "Like Doctor Who's own device, our sonic screwdriver is capable of much more than just spinning things around.

"This experiment not only confirms a fundamental physics theory but also demonstrates a new level of control over ultrasound beams."

Though the screwdriver isn't designed to open doors like its counterpart on the show, the research could be used in medical surgery to move drug capsules to specific locations.

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