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The $1 origami microscope

A low-cost microscope made from folded paper and a cheap lens could revolutionize education and health care in the developing world.

Courtesy of Prakash Lab-Stanford University
MIT Technology Review March 11, 2014

Origami, the Japanese art of paper folding, has evolved considerably since it appeared in the western world over a century ago. Folding is simple, easy and cheap. So it’s no wonder that scientists and engineers have begun to exploit it in all kinds of innovative ways. They now use origami to construct everything from molecular machines to space telescopes.

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Related Link: arxiv.org/abs/1403.1211