1887

News Picks : Foldable paper microscope for use in science and education

By: Physics Today
11 March 2014
MIT Technology Review: Researchers at Stanford University have developed what they call a Foldscope, or origami-based paper microscope that is inexpensive to make and rugged enough to survive in the field. Constructed from a single sheet of paper, the microscope also requires a tiny lens, a 3V button battery, and an LED, at a total cost of less than a dollar. Manu Prakash and colleagues have demonstrated how their compact device can provide bright-field, dark-field, and fluorescence microscopy, with up to 2000X magnification. They hope to be able to mass-produce it for use in schools and labs all over the world.

Comments

Submit comment
Close
Comment moderation successfully completed
This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
This feature is disabled while Scitation upgrades its access control system.
This feature is disabled while Scitation upgrades its access control system.
e0bf90919b92373893d51373e6a49b70 weblog.blogpostzxybnytfddd
Scitation: News Picks: Foldable paper microscope for use in science and education
http://aip.metastore.ingenta.com/content/aip/magazine/physicstoday/news/news-picks/foldable-paper-microscope-for-use-in-science-and-education-a-news-pick-post