Your Cell Phone as Microscope

Yes, you’ve read the title of this post correctly.  An engineer at UCLA has created a cheap way ($10 of off-the shelf hardware) to turn ordinary cellphones into microscopes by using the camera function of cellphones and laptops.  While this technology won’t replace high tech microscopes, it will benefit those who collect samples away from laboratories. When I read this article, I had to post it!

Read the original NY Times article.

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About repplinger

John has served as a Reference Librarian at Willamette University since 2002. He is the liaison to the Science Departments, and is responsible for maintaining the collections related to the life & physical sciences. His research interests range over the entire spectrum of libraries and information sciences, but includes: - Google and its influence on information & society - The Internet's influence on information seeking & sharing behaviors - Trends of scholarly communication - Electronic learning environments - Traditional pedagogy - GIS use in academic libraries

Posted on November 9, 2009, in Health Info, Science Stuff, Tech Toys and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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