When I saw this article, “Science Tools Anyone Can Afford” by John Markoff at the New York Times, I thought it sort of takes citizen science to another level as it makes yet another tool more available to the masses. How cool is that!?
Here’s a link to another article and video at the Mother Nature Network on the FoldScope. It explains the idea behind — and the power within -— of the FoldScope. The article is entitled “This 50 cent Microscope Folds Up Like Origami” by Jean Savedge.