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The $10 million quest to build a home health device inspired by 'Star Trek'

By Washington Post  
   March 22, 2017

Basil Harris is an emergency-room physician who holds five degrees. Yes, five, including a doctorate in engineering. In grade school, Harris and his older brothers fashioned a cotton-candy machine from a soup pot and the motor of the family's lawn mower. Harris's group is one of two finalists for the $9 million XPrize. The winner is scheduled to be announced April 12.


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