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(Humans Invent)   A guy has created a microscope that can be made like origami from paper which only costs 50 cents. It's being designed for detecting malaria in developing countries   ( divider line
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1775 clicks; posted to Geek » on 21 May 2014 at 1:34 PM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2014-05-21 11:14:55 AM  
Old news is so exciting.
2014-05-21 11:28:52 AM  

2wolves: Old news is so exciting.

You never told ME about this.
2014-05-21 01:27:13 PM  
I'm thinking if some 3rd world dipshiat isn't smart enough to turn on his current microscope, sending him a kit to make his own would probably be pointless.
2014-05-21 02:26:07 PM  
2014-05-21 04:15:49 PM  
But can you make a brooch?  A Pterodactyl?
2014-05-21 04:49:53 PM  
Detecting Malaria is easy enough. The hard part is detecting which type of Malaria the patient has.  The treatment for some types of Malaria will make people with other types worse or even potentially kill them, thus the need for cheap microscopes for blood screening.

/read an article about this very subject three months ago.
2014-05-21 05:08:16 PM  
When it's marketed by an American company, the price will change from 50 cents to 50 dollars.
2014-05-21 11:21:46 PM  
Cant read article. Cookie notification window in the way, like cookies are new or something.

2014-05-22 02:09:48 AM  
Environmentalists will have a problem with this.
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