Stop Disease With a 50-Cent Microscope

Manu Prakesh - 50 cent microscope
Manu Prakesh and a 50 cent microscope

This is pretty cool. Students in the Prakash Lab at Stanford University designed a diagnostic microscope that can be assembled from a single sheet of paper.

Fully assembled, it’s the size of a bookmark. And it costs 50 cents to manufacture.

The impact on public health in 3rd-world countries is staggering. Learn how in this brief TED Talk video.

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