How Cheap Paper Microscopes Are Changing Lives

Biophysicist and National Geographic 2015 Emerging Explorer Manu Prakash is on a mission to bring a microscope to every kid in the world. Made out of paper and costing around a dollar to make, these microscopes allow kids to explore their world from a new perspective, answering questions like, Do ants have fingers? They're also becoming important educational tools that teach kids about sanitation and malaria in the developing world.

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