Tuesday, April 8, 2014

A microscope made from paper?

A microscope made from paper? Yes, and it can save lives for 50 cents.

Professional microscopes are expensive and fragile. Unlike the paper microscope – or FoldScope – they cannot be stomped on or dropped in water. Manu Prakash and his students are now able to put fully functional microscopes in the hands of health care workers who need them to save lives.

Street price: 50 cents.

Image: Wired magazine

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