Manu Prakash demonstrating time lapse with foldscope

The video presents Manu Prakash demonstrating how to capture time-lapse using foldscope and a smartphone. ¬†The audio is clear enough to understand the trick used.     The outcome of the activity is presented in this video posted by Manu Prakash:

A “drying” Trichome¬†

Do cells dry out? That would not be a good thing. Take plant cells for example – exposed to the environment all the time; what if the cells just lost all the water and dried out. That’s the puzzle we will explore today.  On a walk in the early morning;  I came across a plant…

Watching spider eggs develop (14hr time lapse video)

Babies are beautiful. Even for an organism like spider (which invoke mixed reaction in everyone); watching a tiny baby spider develop is incredibly beautiful. I get goose bumps talking about it. Also; I have been on a mission to image cell division using almost nothing but a foldscope (no specialized tools); and that led me…