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SDSU team to compete in international science competition

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - A team of scientists at San Diego State hope to take medical technology into the future.

The team is made up of more than 60 faculty, researchers and students. They'll be competing with hundreds of teams from around the world in Qualcomm's X-Prize Tricorder Competition.

The goal is to create a portable wireless device that will allow anyone to perform routine physicals at home.

"It is so incredible to be able to work with fellow students who are so passionate about this global competition, to actually build medical devices using cell phones," team captain Lambert Ninteman said.

The tricorder competition is named for the futuristic medical device from "Star Trek."

The top team will take home $10 million.

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