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The CellScope

At the University of California, Berkley, Professor Daniel Fletcher and his team had an idea that now helps to save lives. They took a microscope, a Nokia N95, and put them together. They call it the CellScope. A super-portable microscope imaging device, perfect for diagnosing diseases in remote areas in developing world countries. Images of cell samples can be captured then sent by MMS anywhere in the world for instant analysis. With the CellScope it is possible for a doctor in the middle of nowhere to screen for infectious diseases.

The CellScope was the inspiration for a teeny-tiny film created by Sumo Science at Aardman Animation Studios. It stars a 9mm girl called Dot as she struggles through a microscopic world. All the minuscule detail was shot using CellScope technology and a Nokia N8, with its 12 megapixel camera and Carl Zeiss optics.

Brilliant. ENJOY!

And here is the making of (Aardman Animation Studios):

Found at Laughing Squid.

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