Flea Glasses and Hidden Spaces

Imagine the excitement of using one of the world’s first magnifying glasses back in the 16th century. All those creatures and items too tiny for examination with the naked eye would have suddenly revealed some of their secrets. Early magnifying glasses were so popular for looking at minuscule life forms such as fleas that they…

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Small Fold, Big Surprise

Last week I posted a story about Big Origami. This week, it’s Small Origami. Namely, an origami microscope.   The Foldscope website says it as concisely as I possibly could, perhaps due to their experience with efficient use of space: “Foldscope is an origami-based print-and-fold optical microscope that can be assembled from a flat sheet…

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