Human Cheek Cell

            Human cheek cells have a lining of flat and polygonal cells with irregular boundaries, which are arranged edge to edge. As a result, they seem to form a delicate sheet or lining of cells. There is a presence of a small, densely staining structure in the cell nuclei of…

Head part of an Ant

Ant heads, especially the eyes and mandibles, come in all shapes and sizes. Ants use their heads to sense information about the world around them. This is very important for their survival and the life of the colony. If you watch an ant’s head, the antennae are always moving back and forth, touching, tasting, and…

Onion cell

It was my first attempt to use foldscope. It was very surprising to watch cells, cell wall, cell membrane and nucleus of an Onion peel with such clarity in a simple microscopic tool.

Aphis gossypii (Common Cotton Aphid)

Name of Institution: CMR National PU College at ITPL, Bangalore. Student’s Name: Anjali Manoj Specimen Observed:  Aphis gossypii (Common Cotton Aphid)                                                                  On the 24th of July, I,…

Common Fruit Fly

Drosophila melanogaster, red eyed, wild type. It is widely used for biological research in genetics, physiology, microbial pathogens, and life history evolution

Stomata

My first attempt of using Foldscope and I was totally amazed. After using Foldscope once I have now nurtured many ideas, and now I am looking forward to feed my curiosity.

Puerto Maldonado (Peru) visit: Day 1 & 2

+ Día 1 || Day 1 (english below) + • Vine a Perú a renovar mi visa y mi corto viaje se convirtió en mucho más de lo que pude imaginar • • Hoy fue mi primer día en Puerto Maldonado y junto al equipo del Foldscope y ACEER Foundation – financiados por National Geographic…

Happy Birthday, Mr. Carl Zeiss!

On September 11, 2016 the town of Jena, Germany, celebrated the 200th birthday of Mr. Carl Zeiss. I am sharing here some impressions from the personal life of Mr. Carl Zeiss – one of the great pioneers of microscopy – as told through the events of his 200th birthday celebration. Carl Zeiss Jena was originally…

Marine Conservation & Education

Hi Everyone, I just received my Foldscopes in the Philippines. I will be working with educators and other non-profits to bring Foldscopes to kids here. My focus is on fishing communities so I am grateful for all of the ideas I find in the Microcosmos for marine-related subjects and low/no-cost projects. I look forward to…

Onion Cells

I was fortunate enough to be accepted as an initial Beta tester for the Foldscope project.  I have two daughters who love science and I had been contemplating buying them a microscope when I first heard about the project.  I can’t describe how how excited I was to receive our Foldscope package in the mail. …

Foldscope as an education tool in Argentina

Hi folks! Since I came back from Prakash Laboratory, I showed everyone I know the huge possibilities of the Foldscope. I talked with the media about it and one day I received an email of Esteban Bullrich, the Argentinian Education Minister. He invited me to talk about the Foldscope and we decided to implement it…

Foldscope at Neuroscience Congress

After I came back from Stanford, the first thing I did was to show the Foldscope to my family and friends. After that, to Universities. Yesterday, I had the first opportunity to show this device to a large group of people. I was invited to a Neurogical Congress in the Province where I live, Mendoza….

From FabLearn 2015: Making + Biology

I’m a kindergarten teacher at a public school in Oakland, California, and I’ve done a good amount of making with my students. We’ve done woodworking, programming, sewing, and more, but so far, we’ve never really applied making in the context of biology. I’m fortunate enough to be at FabLearn 2015 in Stanford, California. I wasn’t sure what…

Foldscope Presented to Rural Kentucky High Schools

The Kentucky New Era, a newspaper for a rural Kentucky town of Hopkinsville, recently did a front page spread on the Foldscope and the presentation I did to local high schools to promote Foldscope community awareness.