A Microscope on Your Cell Phone

posted by: Damon Diehl

Dr. Daniel Fletcher‘s research group at University of California Berkley has developed a microscope attachment for cell phones. Termed the “CellScope“, the attachment turns “the camera of a standard cell phone into a diagnostic-quality microscope with a magnification of 5x-50x.”

We think this is cool.

We think it’s even cooler that Aardman Animation (the folks behind the fantastic Wallace & Gromit films) have used the CellScope to make the world’s smallest stop-motion animated film. Here’s a link to the film, “Dot”; and here’s a link to how it was made.

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