Cellphones are now super-important in almost everybody’s life. But if you think these fine devices can only be used to make phone calls then think again. What you see above is a cellphone turned into a full-fledged microscope by Aydogan Ozcan who is an assistant professor at the California NanoSystems Institute in University of California, Los Angeles. He wrote his own software and spent $10 something to make this happen!
“There’s actually no lens to speak of, as the magnification is handled entirely by software, holograms and electronics. This, Ozcan says, is what’s at the heart of the device’s portability and affordability. Better still, this means that a future system based on this design could have the ability to diagnose and research even better than a traditional microscope in the field.”