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awesome paper microscope invention science - 8150700800
Via: Economist
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Individual Foldscopes, as Dr Prakash dubs them, are printed on A4 sheets of paper (ideally polymer-coated for durability). A pattern of perforations on the sheet marks out the 'scope's components, which are colour-coded in a way intended to assist the user in the task of assembly—for the Foldscope has no written instructions to guide, or possibly frustrate, the user.
Via: The Atlantic
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This is a compilation of videos and digital-time lapse footage from Nikon's photomicrography contest edited together by The Atlantic. 

The full list of winners can be found here: http://www.nikonsmallworld.com/news/a...