Spiral bacteria during Bio-X at Stanford

Even if bacteria are mostly small, we can clearly see them moving back and forth in this video. Captured in a pound close by the campus, there are apparently magnetobacteria.

EXPLORING THE SEA THROUGH THE EYE OF A FOLDSCOPE – aMORE FESTIVAL IN CROATIA

In Croatia, we LOVE THE (Adriatic) SEA! We even have a festival dedicated entirely to the sea where art, culture, science, new technologies, innovations, stories, and legends interweave – aMORE Festival (AMORE=LOVE in Italian; MORE=SEA in Croatian). aMORE wants to draw attention to the environmental, socioeconomic, and cultural importance of the marine ecosystems as well…

Translation of Foldscope Instructions in Tamil

Learning in local language is easier and makes the learner independent. Foldscope being a frugal innovation it needs to be taken to the mass. Language should not be a barrier for the user. Especially for the young minds, understanding in their own language makes them explore and think beyond. Our Foldscope team lead by Dr.Uthra...

Foldscope Workshop in Govt. P. G. College, Sehore, Madhya Pradesh

Postgraduate students of Govt. Chandrashekhar Azad post-graduate college sehore participated in the one-day hands-on workshop of Foldscope and its uses on 15/11/2018. The students were enthusiastic as they want to work on the aquatic microbiology but because of the limitations of the conventional microscope, they were constrained to work with the limited number of microscopes…

Tiny Humans of Dharavi

Meet my gang, naughtiest kids from my neighborhood, Dharavi. Aditya, Pratham, Raj, Yash, Pooja, Dhanraj, Akshada, Renuka, Pratik, and newly joined Sahil. They are 6 to 13 years old. After school and in vacation their business is to find and practice ways to nag older people and run behind stray dogs and cats. Now they…

WORKSHOP ON FOLDSCOPE AT ALIPURDUAR, WEST BENGAL, INDIA

Department of Environmental Science, University of Calcutta, organised a one day workshop on Foldscope, at Railway Higher Secondary School, Alipurduar, West Bengal, India, on 8th May 2019, in collaboration with Jagadis Bose National Science Talent Search. Introductory Session- The workshop started with a basic introduction to the microscopic world and microscope to the participants, after…

Cape Town Science Centre (CTSC) Foldscope Workshops

This Saturday at the Cape Town Science Centre I held the first in a series of workshops for hands-on STEM workshops at the Cape Town Science Centre. Young students and their parents were invited to join in on the DIY origami fun, exposing kids to a low-cost tool to which they were able to see…

Foldscope made it to a big family meeting

We used to gather in every opportunity to meet and share the love and enjoy the good time all together with delicious meals. But this time’s reason was different! I wanted to change the routine and take advantage of being part of this big family. Guess what the topic was FOLDSCOPE 🙂 So I called…

Exploradores del Microcosmos ALAS, Guadalajara, Mexico. (SPA & ENG)

[ENGLISH BELOW] Taller llevado a cabo en la Ciudad de Guadalajara, en el proyecto educativo de ALAS -aprendizaje en libertad. // Workshop in Guadalajara City, at the ALAS education project. El taller duró un poco menos de cuatro horas. Comenzamos con un poco de teoría para abordar conceptos básicos como ecosistema y microorganismos. Después a…

Workshop on Foldscope at Meghalaya, India

The prop roots of Ficus elastica (rubber tree) are trained over 15-20 years to form the natural living bridge to cross rivers and streams found in Meghalaya. The bridges grow to approximately 50 to 100 feet long and have strong and deep interwoven prop roots providing a boat-shaped foothold. A workshop on Foldscope has been…

Common River School, Aleta Wendo, Ethiopia

Assembling demonstration Foldscopes before workshop with teen volunteersGrade 4 students view plant pollen with microbiologist Dave KyselaMicrobiologis Dave Kysela of Université de Montreal shows students how to assemble a FoldscopeGrade 5 students view human hairs!Common River School science teacher helps a student view the sample.Grade 5 students of Common River School Dr. Kysela explains how...

Foldscopes at UCT Youth Open Day – 4/30/19

Last Tuesday, the University of Cape Town (UCT) opened its doors to some eager high school students from local township schools for a Youth Open Day outreach event. This event was organized by a lovely UCT medical student I met recently, Theodora, who is part of the Career Development UCT Surgical Society. I met Theo…

Workshop on Foldscope at Universal Bee Club

Department of Environmental Science, University of Calcutta organized a one day workshop on Foldscope at Universal Bee Club, Bauria, and West Bengal in collaboration with Howrah Vigyan Chetna Samannaya. 25 beekeepers from various parts of West Bengal participated in this workshop. Introductory session- At first, a brief introduction on Foldscope was given to the participants….

Beekeeping training summer camp at Universal Bee Club

Department of Environmental Science, University of Calcutta organized a workshop on Foldscope at Beekeeping training summer camp, at Universal Bee Club, Bauria, West Bengal in collaboration with Howrah Vigyan Chetna Samannaya. Introductory session-In this camp, the brief idea of melissopalynology and the use of melissopalynology for evaluation of honey was given to the beekeepers. Demonstration…