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Posted: Thursday, July 3, 2014 11:36 am | Updated: 11:44 am, Thu Jul 3, 2014.

TEL AVIV, Israel — An Israeli inventor has created a scanner that he says could change the way we shop and take care of ourselves — by reading the chemical makeup of foods, drugs and other items we use.

The tiny gadget is still limited to a few key applications. But creator Dror Sharon envisions a machine that will compile a massive collection of data that will allow users to analyze the physical matter that exists around them.

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