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…

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,…

Sebaceous Cyst

The section shows sebaceous cyst lined by stratified squamous epithelium and keratin flakes inside as seen under Foldscope from Department of Paediatrics and the Department of Pathology of R D Gardi Medical College, Ujjain

Prostate

The section shows prostatic tissue with prostatic acini with surrounding stromal tissue as seen under Foldscope from Department of Paediatrics and the Department of Pathology of R D Gardi Medical College, Ujjain

Carcinoma Stomach

The section from stomach growth shows malignant cells with pleomorphism, high N:C (Nuclear-Cytoplasmic) ratio, hyperchromatic nuclei showing features of carcinoma as seen under Foldscope from Department of Paediatrics and the Department of Pathology of R D Gardi Medical College, Ujjain

Stomata under Foldscope

The stomata of flower Hibiscus Rosa Sinensis as seen under Foldscope from R D Gardi Medical College, Ujjain

Drosophila Melanogaster

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Mouse Intestine!

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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. …

Diatoms of Clear Lake, CA

I recently went to my brothers graduation in Chico and on the way home took a little detour to visit Clear Lake, California, hypothesized to be one of the oldest lakes in North America at 480,000 years old according to USGS. The lake is teaming with life and in the summer gets deep green with…

Need help identifying an organism? iNaturalist may help.

I love finding new critters with my Foldscope. I love even more being able to name the new critters I find as a name allows me to search the internet and learn so much more about the organism. As humans we love to name stuff as it informs our imagination as much as it does…

Question about High Magnification Lens

I have troubles getting centered image when using the High Magnification Lens. The image is always side-shifted and I don’t know if the problem comes from the lens assembling. On the other hand, with the LML the pictures are centered: All pictures are a fly wing.

Project 1808 – Science and Leadership Festival 2016

  During the first annual Science and Leadership Festival in the Koinadugu District of Sierra Leone, Project 1808 introduced their students to the world of microscopy! For the majority of students in the district, they had never seen or touched a microscope in person. As a result, they were all very excited to get their…

Looking closer to a leaf

              plant cuticles are protective, hydrophobic, waxy coverings produced by the epidermal cells of leaves, young shoots and all other aerial plant organs. Cuticles minimize water loss and effectively reduce pathogen entry due to their waxy secretion.  

A microscopic classic ; onion

As a classic sample of plant cells, here is my onion membrane cells painted with methylene blue.            

Biomimicry Activity: Investigating a Blade of Grass

We used the Foldscopes to do an engineering activity as a kick-off to a study of Biomimicry.  In the activity students examined the structure of a blade of grass answering the question, "What makes a blade of grass stand up?" and then created their own structure with basic materials to see who could build the...