Watch a Stanford Bioengineer explain how microscopes work, and how he was able to use micro-optics to build one out of paper with this video from KQUED's Science 2015 series. This video is part of our Engineering Is: Diagnosing Diseases with Origami Microscopes e-book. The e-book explores the science and engineering principles behind Manu Prakash’s Foldscopes project, and includes videos, interactives and media making opportunities. Find our other e-books at kqed.org/ebooks.
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