I was mind-blown. Because before that moment, I had only IMAGINED a world hidden from our eyes. A world filled with strange creatures that can only be found by futuristic gadgets, or perhaps the great Sherlock Holmes. Seeing this world unfold was the moment that sparked my interest in biology and science in general. It's funny to think that a clumsy, old microscope began my journey as a scientist. Now imagine how many young minds we could inspire with a fully-functional, pocket-size microscope!!
I stumbled upon this amazing Kickstarter project called MicrobeScope, a personal microscope that reveals the hidden world of microbes through your phone! No need to put on a lab coat or purchase expensive equipments! The MicrobeScope uses the camera function of any phone or tablet to record videos of microbe activity and play it right on your screen! Watch the video to see it for your self!!