Ever hear of a Foldscope?

Stanford researcher Manu Prakash developed a microscope that can fit into your pocket! It’s a 50-cent print-and-fold paper microscope that uses a watch battery, LED and a few optical units that can magnify objects up to 2,000 times. The original goal of this project was to provide an inexpensive way for people working in clinics of developing countries to identify and diagnose diseases like Malaria. It has gained attention by educators who are encouraged to sign up for beta testing at www.foldscope.com/beta-signup

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