Pond Sample Discovery

Recently, while in Hanmer, New Zealand, I took a water sample from the pond is Chisholm Park. After a bit of peering through my foldscope, I discovered this micoorganism that I at first thought was algae, the same as the surrounding plant matter. I then saw it move forward in a smooth, sliding fashion, leading…

Foldscope meets Stentor

Today, I and a small group of hardy Foldscopers had the privilege to host a event at Mini-Maker Faire with Prof Wallace Marshall of UCSF. If you have not see as yet – watch his incredible iBiology talk here: http://www.ibiology.org/ibioeducation/exploring-biology/cell-bio/signaling/ten-craziest-things-cells-do.html Now, what’s fun with the Foldscope is to actually watch up close all these crazy…