An Indian-origin scientist has won the prestigious MacArthur 'genius grant' fellowship for his low-cost paper microscope, that he built last year which costs less than USD 1.
IIT alumni Manu Prakash was among the 12 people who won USD 625,000 award this year. He is an assistant professor of bio engineering at Stanford University in the United States.
- Low-cost paper microscope, Foldscope which costs less than USD 1, is designed from a single sheet of paper and also contains lenses and electronics. It has been widely appreciated from all over the world and helps in promoting practical education in the rural area
- This young scientist also stunned the world last year by making a computer clock, using tiny water droplets that move in a precise direction and distance when the magnetic field is rotated which holds that droplets of water.