Super-Cheap Paper Microscope Could Save Millions of Lives

A near indestructible tool that's not much bigger than a dollar bill.
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My -- -- an Irish and Meehan my students design will be closed schools go. Age is fifties and microscope that you -- but pulled in people. Youths 300 -- keep speaking of which is standard heart stopping there. And the other components that humans are bad diet and Daily -- that act like sources. There is a watch batteries and then there are -- optical components for cheers and they'll settle. Look at -- feel and how -- use our instruments is very different. But the use -- experience. It is almost exactly as you'd have to use -- their hands you either pushed or pulled. And that's really lucky and were focusing mechanism. And then you move both here and simultaneously. To panoramic image they ever you want to go -- They're almost twenty to 25 infectious diseases that -- like. -- using my cross to be alone one of the goals of the designing some of these instruments -- -- they've been getting them into the hands -- -- where there's. We do diagnostics out in the field and especially your mobile. And one design parameters that -- really focused on has been -- Rugged miss and the fact that it's also -- All kinds. That is one new instrument which -- -- rejection -- which allows us to project images on any surface so you can have twenty of their friends looking at something simultaneously and talking about it. Using an instrument like this they're trying to make a deep connection between global health and science education. So one of their dreams. Bob might -- -- -- but this was improving have every single kid in the -- carry around microscopes of their pocket.

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