50-Cent Microscope You Can Print

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Tue, Mar 11th, 2014 10:00 by capnasty NEWS

From Stanford Medicine comes the Foldscope, a simplistic yet fully functional microscope that can be laser- or die-cut out of paper and which costs about 50 cents to make. Check out the talk on TED about it.

Perhaps you’ve punched out a paper doll or folded an origami swan? TED Fellow Manu Prakash and his team have created a microscope made of paper that's just as easy to fold and use. A sparkling demo that shows how this invention could revolutionize healthcare in developing countries ... and turn almost anything into a fun, hands-on science experiment.

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