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Foldscope is a Foldable Microscope That Makes Science More Accessible

By: Michael Baxter - Published: Mar 12, 2014 • References: foldscope and psfk
Foldscope is a foldable microscope that is allowing anybody to benefit from the joys of science. Foldscope features a unique origami-like design but works very similarly to average, much more expensive microscopes.

The Foldscope foldable microscope is one of the most minimal to ever exist, being all set within a single sheet of paper. The purpose of Foldscope is to be able to test for diseases like malaria and other similar diseases in less privileged countries where resources are much more scarce.

Manu Prakash, an Assistant Professor at Stanford, is the leading brain behind the development and is looking for 10,000 testers to help prove and verify the ability and validity of the product. The device requires no external power so using it in any location for any amount of time is perfectly feasible.