Foldscope: Facilitating Zika Research & Grass Root Data Sharing In Honduras

Super excited about my upcoming trip to Honduras where I will be visiting various remote schools and teaching students about the many benefits and uses of the foldscope! The Honduran government has declared a state of emergency because  of the rampant spike in Zika cases.  This foldscope project is not only timely but important because…

Foldscope Community in Afghanistan

Afghanistan Holding Group (AHG) is working to establish a foldscope community in Afghanistan. Here are some pictures of a team of school students, teachers and employees who are working to develop this community. This was an introductory session for these people and they went on to introduce foldscopes to their families, friends, and neighborhoods. We…

First Run: Ranunculus

As soon as I finished folding up my foldscope, I needed to try it out. It really is a special tool. Now thinking of ways to use it with my elementary school students. Some are studying hexagons- anyone know anything with hexagon cells? Commment: this is Foldscope admin – Manu. Somehow your comment button is…

Hello Fellow Foldscopers!

In case you haven’t visited Microcosmos in a while, you might have noticed some new changes to the website!  We updated the theme, added some content, and hopefully made posting easier.  We are also now able to assign DOI’s (digital object identifiers) to each post so that your Microcosmos post can be cited in scientific…