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An origami-like microscope that costs a dollar or less, can be carried in a pocket and dropped from a three-story building provides up to 2,000X magnification, according to this article. The Foldscope, created in the Prakash Lab at Stanford University, is seen as ideal for use in the developing world, where labs could keep large stocks on hand.

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