Podcast: Turning Your Smartphone into a Microscope

October 2013

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Dr. Aydogan Ozcan, a professor at UCLA's School of Engineering and Applied Science, has developed a portable smartphone-based device using a 3-D printer that enables the imaging of objects at nanoscale. Weighing less than half a pound, the device can be used to perform sophisticated field testing to detect viruses and bacteria without the need for bulky and expensive lab equipment, and therefore has the potential to bring diagnostic options to the developing world.
 

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  • INDUSTRIAL ENGINEER (Manufacturing & Processing)
    materials can be observed, but what if any terrorist group gets their hands on such a device? nowadays all of us have to be more careful and safe guard such inventions.
    Nov 08, 2013 at 05:30 AM
  • INDUSTRIAL ENGINEER (Manufacturing & Processing)
    nice invention, but i fear some guys might use it to expose some girls too..
    Nov 08, 2013 at 05:29 AM
  • Inspection Engineer (Design)
    Any further details, weight, dimensions, cost and if possible some pics of the device and of some observations through that device.and i want to question if this device can be used for observing materials?
    Oct 27, 2013 at 01:53 AM

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