Manu Prakash

A 50-cent microscope that folds like origami

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Perhaps you’ve punched out a paper doll or folded an origami swan? TED Fellow Manu Prakash and his team have created a microscope made of paper that's just as easy to fold and use. A sparkling demo that shows how this invention could revolutionize healthcare in developing countries … and turn almost anything into a fun, hands-on science experiment.

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Manu Prakash · Physicist, inventor

TED Fellow Manu Prakash is on a mission to bring radical new technology to global health.

TED Fellow Manu Prakash is on a mission to bring radical new technology to global health.