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Science-Fiction Made Real: The Origami Microscope

Recently I looked at past technologies; today I came across a TED video that is simply mind-boggling:  An Origami microscope that is cheap, powerful (magnifications up to 2,000x), waterproof, durable, and can be made available to anyone.  It sounds like science fiction, but it’s real, today; think of the possibilities for early diagnosis for the remote people of the earth who have all too often been neglected due to a lack of funds.  Click on the image below to see a 9-minute presentation by Stanford bioengineering professor Manu Prakash, PhD.

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Fools & Madmen

Aldous Leonard Huxley“The vast majority of human beings dislike and even dread all notions with which they are not familiar.  Hence it comes about, that at their first appearance, innovators have always been divided as fools and madmen. ”

Aldous Leonard Huxley, 1894-1963, British writer

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