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$1 Paper Microscope Could Help Diagnose Disease

A $1 microscope made of paper might help diagnose diseases in the developing world -- provided there are also people trained to use it. The folded-paper microscope, called the Foldscope, could also open the microscopic world to curious young minds. The Foldscope takes less than 10 minutes to put together from folded pieces of pre-cut paperboard. It’s a simple design, but powerful: its tiny lens can magnify samples 2,000-fold. Tool to fight malaria The Foldscope's designers...

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