Cheap Paper #Microscope Called #Foldscope Could Save Millions of Lives


Updated March 25, 2014 ‚óŹ 585 views
Cheap Paper #Microscope Called #Foldscope Could Save Millions of Lives

A professor at Stanford University and his students have developed a microscope out of a flat sheet of paper, a watch battery, LED, and optical units that when folded together, much like origami, creates a functional instrument with the resolution of 800 nanometers – basically magnifying an object up to 2,000 times. Called Foldscope, the microscope is extremely inexpensive to manufacture, costing between fifty-cents and a dollar per instrument.

via news.yahoo.com

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