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Super-Cheap Paper Microscope Could Save Millions of Lives
ABC News ^ | 3/24/14 | n/a

Posted on 03/24/2014 8:36:49 PM PDT by DemforBush

Imagine if clinics in developing countries were equipped with an inexpensive yet durable tool that could help medical personnel identify and diagnose a variety of deadly diseases like Malaria...

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Science
KEYWORDS: invention; microscope
Video at link. Very cool little gadget. It never ceases to amaze me just how clever man can be.
1 posted on 03/24/2014 8:36:49 PM PDT by DemforBush
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To: DemforBush

Juxtapose this with all the stories posted lately that science is going to hell.


2 posted on 03/24/2014 8:41:37 PM PDT by DManA
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To: DManA

Science is going to hell. Engineering, which requires that things actually work, is still ok.


3 posted on 03/24/2014 8:44:04 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: DemforBush
A couple pictures from foldscope.com


4 posted on 03/24/2014 8:50:37 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Republican amnesty supporters don't care whether their own homes are called mansions or haciendas.)
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To: DemforBush

Where can you get one?
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5 posted on 03/24/2014 8:52:24 PM PDT by 20yearvet (they yell for more tests as long as its your money)
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To: DManA

Yep if we could cure all the disease in the world we’d all starve to death because of overpopulation. Now if we spent the money we waste on wars to develop better ways to grow food we’d have a different ending.

So go convince all the warlords, dictators, wanna be gangsters and drug lords they are wasting their money when they could be helping mankind. While you’re at it convince people to give up having sex because they are having more babies than the environment can handle.


6 posted on 03/24/2014 8:53:23 PM PDT by oldasrocks (They should lock all of you up and only let out us properly medicated people.)
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To: oldasrocks

You are wrong about that. As long as people are free, more people equals more prosperity.


7 posted on 03/24/2014 8:56:10 PM PDT by DManA
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To: 20yearvet
http://www.foldscope.com/

"We are currently looking for beta-testers for Foldscope. We will be choosing 10,000 people who would like to test the microscopes in a variety of settings and help us generate an open source biology/microscopy field manual written by people from all walks of life."

8 posted on 03/24/2014 9:05:37 PM PDT by Dalberg-Acton
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Never fear, as soon as ObamaCare gets a hold on this, it will cost hundreds of dollars and be unavailable.


9 posted on 03/24/2014 9:09:11 PM PDT by Arkansas Toothpick
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To: DemforBush

Start making and using DDT again and irradicate the mosquito.


10 posted on 03/24/2014 9:11:26 PM PDT by Dogbert41 (Up yours NSA !)
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To: Vince Ferrer

yup.


11 posted on 03/24/2014 9:14:33 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: DemforBush

My only concern would be if it’s actually worth it to sell these. How much profit can be made on them?


12 posted on 03/24/2014 9:15:21 PM PDT by GAFreedom (Freedom rings in GA!)
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To: GAFreedom

Wrigley’s makes billions selling a product that retails for less than $1.


13 posted on 03/24/2014 9:43:26 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (I'd give up chocolate but I'm no quitter)
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To: DemforBush

People have been trying to “save Africa” for the last 100 years. Every gadget in the world has been invented from $50 computers to lights that use your body heat as energy, to paper microscopes

Why does non of it work?


14 posted on 03/24/2014 9:48:04 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: DemforBush

There are very few places in the world that don’t have access to a microscope. A basic compound microscope can be purchased for $50. Remote clinics do need water purifiers, instrument sterilizers, refrigerators, and reliable power.


15 posted on 03/24/2014 9:50:10 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Kirkwood

...and DDT


16 posted on 03/24/2014 9:53:20 PM PDT by spokeshave (OMG.......Schadenfreude overload is not covered under Obamacare :-()
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To: PGR88

“Why does none of it work?”

We just haven’t tried hard enough - we need to redouble our efforts.


17 posted on 03/24/2014 10:01:58 PM PDT by aquila48
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To: spokeshave

Why would a clinic need DDT?


18 posted on 03/24/2014 10:03:46 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: oldasrocks
Yep if we could cure all the disease in the world we’d all starve to death because of overpopulation.

Nah. There'd be plenty of people to plant and harvest the crops...

19 posted on 03/24/2014 10:35:26 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Smokin' Joe

Bookmark


20 posted on 03/24/2014 11:16:21 PM PDT by publius911 ( At least Nixon had the good g race to resign!)
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To: DemforBush

You can build up to an x1000 microscope using almost every cheap webcam.


21 posted on 03/25/2014 9:10:33 AM PDT by wetphoenix
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To: PGR88

“Why does non of it work?”

Tribalism. Africans are too busy killing each other.


22 posted on 03/25/2014 11:35:35 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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