pesco at March 10th, 2014 12:57 — #1
deeteemiller at March 10th, 2014 13:15 — #2
Very Cool. They could name it The 4 Bits Microscope.
euansmith at March 10th, 2014 13:26 — #3
Blimey, apparently Malaria causes fatal deaths.
Cool bit of kit though.
newliminted at March 10th, 2014 13:29 — #4
These would be great as educational kits which also donate one or two where they are needed.
peregrinus_bis at March 10th, 2014 15:47 — #7
This is one of the coolest things I've ever seen.
Smart people applying brains to solving fundamental problems - top points, chapeau!
medievalist at March 10th, 2014 16:38 — #8
Good, I'm tired of the whole zombie meme.
billstewart at March 10th, 2014 17:40 — #9
The actual paper is at arxiv.org http://arxiv.org/abs/1403.1211 as a PDF. Has descriptions, analysis, detailed pictures of building the thing, parts lists.
pjcamp at March 10th, 2014 20:29 — #10
Aside from being paper, it is essentially van Leeuwenhoek's microscope:
jhbadger at March 10th, 2014 22:54 — #11
Oh, it's a bit better than that. Yes, it's single lens, but a single modern lens. Plus it has an LED light source -- rather better than the sunlight old Anton had to use.
rebus at March 12th, 2014 00:10 — #12
A Kickstarter-type project for this could be very popular. Buy 10 for $50 or something and 10 are donated for education somewhere. OMFC. One Microscope (Fluorescent) per Child.
I'd actually be totally interested in helping develop teaching modules to go along with the kit.
kimmo at March 12th, 2014 09:00 — #13
:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
ackpht at March 13th, 2014 04:43 — #14
The components are new, but the concept is van Leeuwenhoek's. Not an invention, but a variation of an old design for a new (and noble) purpose.
pesco at March 15th, 2014 13:08 — #15
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