This 50-Cent Paper Microscope Could 'Democratize Science'

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I want one of these. When they become available commercially, I'm getting one for myself and my granddaughter. I think she would have a lot of fun with it.

A couple of months ago, I received an interesting package in the mail. It looked like a standard manila envelope, but inside was a device that could quite possibly revolutionize the way we view the microscopic world. I'm referring to the Foldscope, an origami-based optical microscope that is small enough to fit inside your pocket. The real kicker: the entire cost of the instrument is less than one dollar...

This 50-Cent Paper Microscope Could 'Democratize Science'