May 19, 2014
Origami Finds Legitimacy in Science, if Not in Congress
L. Brian Stauffer
Everyone remembers origami. It’s that thing you did in grade school where you folded a piece of paper into the shape of a bird or a fish.
Increasingly, however, it’s also the stuff of serious science.
A Stanford University professor has gotten a fair bit of attention recently for devising the Foldscope—a simple, 50-cent microscope that can be printed on thick paper and shipped to places like Africa, where it can be