This 50-Cent Paper Microscope Could ‘Democratize Science”

According to Foldscope,

It is an “origami-based print-and-fold optical microscope that can be assembled from a flat sheet of paper. Although it costs less than a dollar in parts, it can provide over 2,000X magnification with sub-micron resolution (800nm), weighs less than two nickels (8.8 g), is small enough to fit in a pocket (70 × 20 × 2 mm3), requires no external power, and can survive being dropped from a 3-story building or stepped on by a person. Its minimalistic, scalable design is inherently application-specific instead of general-purpose gearing towards applications in global health, field based citizen science and K12-science education.”



(The cells from a flower petal recorded by connecting a cell phone to the Foldscope.)

With this simple and cheep technology, developing countries can get the necessary tool they need to diagnose patients! Isn’t this incredible?!

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Article: Huffington Post