Worms (with feet?) on Whidbey Island

Last weekend, I went back to see family in the Pacific Northwest, and celebrated my older sister’s birthday and upcoming wedding on Whidbey Island in the Puget Sound. At low tide, I took a walk with my mom (burgeoning Foldscope enthusiast) along the beach and collected water from tide pools to examine. We kept seeing…

Gaining a Deeper Insight into Human Hair

While I am very appreciative of all of the genes that my mother and father passed down to me, I am especially appreciative of their characteristics for thick and no-maintenance-required hair. I decided to observe a sample of my own hair with my Foldscope. Under the Foldscope, I saw that my hair is very straight…

Allium sativum: Delicious and Pungent

Every other week, our dorm kitchen manager chastises us on the stinky state of our kitchenette.  As someone with little culinary expertise, I rely solely on the efforts of the dining hall chefs for nourishment and nutrition, and have never stepped into the mysterious enigma that is our kitchenette. One day, driven by curiosity (and…

Exploring an Important Player of Angiosperm Pollination

Stumbling into my dorm at midnight after a long day of classes and meetings, I was pleasantly surprised to be greeted by a new bouquet of flowers on the table. Noticing that the bouquet of flowers included some pink lilies, I decided to take a sample of pollen and observe it under my Foldscope. Using…

Small Leaf

This time I looked at a small leaf off of a tree. I chose this leaf because it was very thin, so I knew I would be able to see it well using the foldscope. I was more successful in getting this picture than my last picture by taping the magnetic coupler to my phone…

Micropainting- Tiny Watercolor Explorations

Over the weekend, I thought it’d be interesting to try to translate what I do as an artist into a Foldscope experiment. I gathered the materials necessary for traditional watercolor painting & prepared to make some art on a microscopic scale. On a blank glass slide from my DIK, I mounted a small piece of…

Hair Follicle

I tried to make a simple slide using the plastic reusable punched out slide and a sticky tape from the roll. I plucked my own hair out (ouch!) and placed the hair bulb (root attached and in the middle of the slide), using a piece of the sticky tape to secure the hair. The picture…

Caught in a Spider’s Web Bio60_2018

Hi guys! Today, I made a cool discovery. I was walking outside and found this spider’s web, covered in flies. I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to collect a sample to examine under my Foldscope . Methods: I took a sample of the web by collecting it on my fingers before transporting it…

Man-made vs. Natural: fabric and flower petal Bio60_2018

Hello everyone! Today, I wanted to compare man-made materials and natural materials under my Foldscope. My hypothesis was that man-made materials would tend to be regular and homogenous because regular, even patterns in fabrics, for example, are often a design goal. I further hypothesized that natural materials, however, would have more organic forms and might…

My first observation a flea

For my first observation with my new Foldscope I wanted to go back to a Robert Hooke classic, the flea. Last summer my cat got fleas, so I collected some and preserved them in alcohol. I made this perminant slide. This image is full frame, no cropping, taken with an iPhone 6 and the Foldscope…

వివిధ రకాల పత్త్రాలలోని పత్రహరితమును పరిశీలించుట

మేము జిల్లాపరిషత్ ఉన్నత పాఠశాల, రాళ్లబూదుగూరు నుండి బయో-డిస్కవరీ ల్యాబ్ కు వచ్చాము . ఈ ల్యాబ్ లో మేము ఫోల్డ్ స్కోప్ సహాయంతో వివిధ మొక్కలనుండి ఆకులను సేకరించి ఫోల్డ్ స్కోప్ లో చూసాము .అందులో మాకు చాల అద్భుతంగా కనబడింది . ఆకు లో ఆకుపచ్చ రంగు చుక్కలు చుక్కలు గ కనబడింది .ఆకు యందు గీతాలు కనబడినాయి .ఎలాంటి దృశ్యాలను చూడటం ఇదే మొదటిసారి . ఈలాంటివి మేము ఇంకా చాలాచేయాలనుకొన్నాము .

Life in jar, part 1: “Beginning”

Hello everyone! It’s my first post on microcosmos and first in English. I was in ‘Botanic Garden in Poznan’ (beautiful place!) and I took some water from pond. Next, I cased it in a jar. Firstly some Chlorophyta: Spirogyra | Skrętnica different  Spirogyra (?) something destroy something… hmm… Wait, do you see what’s the shape…

Lover of Foldscope

Dear sir I am Bharath Babu. I am member of Eden science club. I used foldscope past two years. I love the fold scope. Now I register Personal Id . I substitute all my videos and Photos in my Personal Id. Thanks for give opportunity to operate the  foldscope. I thank for you support for…

ஈடன் கல்வியியல் கருத்துக் கூடத்தில் புதிய மடிப்பு நுண்ணோக்கிப் பயிற்சி

ஈடன் கல்வியியல் கருத்துக் கூடத்தில் புதிய மடிப்பு நுண்ணோக்கிப் பயிற்சி அற்புதமான உணர்வு. எதிர்பார்க்காத பயிற்சி. ஆம் மடிப்பு நுண்ணோக்கியின் இணை கண்டுபிடிப்பாளர் திரு. JIM CYBULSKI   முத்துப்பட்டியில் உள்ள ஈடன் குழந்தைகளுக்கு பயிற்சி வழங்கியது அற்புத உணர்வு. குழந்தைகளுக்கு பெரும் உற்சாகத்தை கொடுத்துகள்ளது. தொடர்ச்சியான செயல்பாட்டில் குழந்தைகள் ஈடுபட்டுள்ளனர்.  

  I have used Foldscope for the first time…. Never thought I could  keep a microscope in my pocket… Just loving it!!!!! Truly  amazing  to look so deeply into stuff:):):)  

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Cross Polarized Foldscopy!

Hello Everyone! I’ve been dying to try out some polarization foldscopy!! and finally the wait is over! Just last to last week Laks Sir sent me some polarizing filters! I’d been collecting compounds from our Chemistry department and waiting eagerly for the filters to arrive. Here are the first few pictures I took using the cross…

First try

First ever sample on my FoldScope

Spicy Red Pepp (Bio60_2018)

When thinking about microscopy and the world, many often associate microscopy with science and studying living organisms. Bacteria, fungi, viruses, plants; these are all subjects that many would associate with the use of microscopes. This post is on a rather spicy topic (pun-intended) and focuses on the structure of the well-known and beloved crushed red…

Some (my) saliva

Here is a drawing of my saliva, viewed through my foldscope, after brushing my teeth. After vigorously cleaning my lens, and focusing it, I noticed that the sample showed these really interesting fractal patterns.

Flower Petal

Shown below is a picture of a typical flower petal that can be commonly found. By the naked eye, the petal appears to be a solid pink; however, when we take a closer look through a microscope, we find much more. Instead of being a solid color, we observe a kaleidoscope-like pattern consisting of intricate…

Cell colony

This is the view of a hand bacteria colony under my Foldscope.

A Blade of Grass (BIO60_2018)

Nature abounds at Stanford. Outside the Gilbert Biology Building, for instance, is a bush of grass strands. I was curious what the inside of grass looks like. After plucking a strand out of a bush, we sliced it thinly with a razor so that we could examine its insides. The process of preparing the grass…

Cooked Hoki Fish (Bio60_2018)

In this photo is a prepared wet slide with cooked Hoki Fish from the dining hall here at Stanford. What was fascinating while looking into the Foldscope was that you could see what seemed to be the water coursing through the organism. I could be mistaken but there was movement happening within the fish in…