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Lifesaving Scientific Tools Made of Paper

Lifesaving Scientific Tools Made of Paper

Healthcare technology inventor also gains inspiration from toys.

By TED07.11.17


Inventor Manu Prakash turns everyday materials into powerful scientific devices, from paper microscopes to a clever new mosquito tracker. From the TED Fellows stage, he demos Paperfuge, a hand-powered centrifuge inspired by a spinning toy that costs 20 cents to make and can do the work of a $1,000 machine, no electricity required.
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