Thursday 10 May 2012, 14:45
This news article was originally posted on the 26th of April 2012.Sonic Screwdriver at the ready.
As the Doctor is able to travel through time, it's inevitable that his adventures have given us a peek at technologies and events before we've seen them come to pass in real life!
There are many examples, such as the Doctor's grand-daughter referencing decimalisation in Britain, several years before the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced that the UK would usher in this monetary system, and the Brigadier apparently talking to a female prime minister almost half a decade before Margaret Thatcher became the country's first female PM.
But now it seems that the Doctor's old friend - his sonic screwdriver - may be one step closer to reality! Check out this BBC News report for the full story...