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The Prakash lab is “driven by curiosity about the diversity of life forms on our planet and how they work, empathy for problems in resource-poor settings, and a deep interest in democratizing the experience and joy of science globally.”  Read more about what others are saying about the lab:

Jun 26, 2017 Microscopios de usar y tirar por menos de un dólar (Spanish)
El Pais

Jun 15, 2017 Frugal Science: Improving Health Across the Globe
Medscape

May 22, 2017 Wildly frugal: Manu Prakash’s dream is science tools for everyone, everywhere 
Stanford Medicine

Apr 25, 2017  Ted 2017: Frugal scientist offers malaria tools
BBC News

Apr 25, 2017 TED Talkers take over Vancouver Convention Centre with Ideas for our Shared Future 
Vancouver Sun

Apr 10, 2017 Indian American Manu Prakash innovates medical use for ancient paper toy whirligig
The American Bazaar

Mar 31, 2017 Shazam for Mosquitoes
The Atlantic

Jan 17, 2017 Stanford professor creates network of citizen scientists
KGO-TV

Jan 10, 2017 The Paperfuge: A 20-Cent Device That Could Transform Health Care
WIRED

Jan 10, 2017 Children’s Whirligig Toy Inspires a Low-Cost Laboratory Test
NPR

Jan 10, 2017 An Ancient Toy Could Improve Health Care in the Developing World
The Atlantic

Jan 9, 2017 The Beauty of a Starfish Larva at Lunch
New York Times

Dec 14, 2016 The year’s best videos starring really, really small things
Popular Science

Dec 14, 2016 Prize-Winning Videos Capture Mesmerizing, Microscopic World
Smithsonian

Sep 21, 2016 Stanford bioengineer Manu Prakash wins prestigious MacArthur grant
Stanford University News

Jun 30, 2016 Microscopy for all: Stanford bioengineer shares his pocket-sized vision with kids of the world
Stanford SCOPE blog

May 30, 2016 Manu Prakash on microscopy for everyone
O’Reilly Podcasts

Mar 2, 2016 Curiosity leads Stanford bioengineering to discover the inner workings of a novel mode of insect flight
Stanford News

Dec 21& 28, 2015 Through the Looking Glass – Can a cheap, portable microscope revolutionize global health?
The New Yorker

Sep 1, 2015 You too can build a computer that works drop by drop
The New York Times

Oct 6, 2015 DBT partners with US-based Prakash Lab to procure low-cost microscope
Business Standard

Sep 1, 2015 The $1 Pocket Microscope
The Atlantic

Aug 31, 2015 This 50-Cent Paper Microscope Could ‘Democratize Science’
The World Post

Aug 24, 2015 A Smartphone Microscope Gets the Ultimate Test: The Amazon
Wired Magazine

Aug, 2014 Cost vs. Value + Empathy: A New Formula for Frugal Science
Wiley Science

Jun 9, 2015 National Geographic: “Emerging Explorer” Manu Prakash helping “lead a new age of discovery”
Stanford Medicine SCOPE Blog

Apr 30 2015 Diagnosing Diseases With Origami Microscopes
KQED Quest

Mar 23, 2015 Tiny Internal Tornadoes Bring Drops to Life
The New York Times

May 7, 2014 Reimagining the Chemistry Set for the 21st Century
White House OSTP blog

Apr 8, 2014 A clever new chemistry kit your kid will actually want to use
Wired

Apr 8, 2014 For 21st-Century kids, home microfluidics and neurology kits
Popular Science

Apr 14, 2014 The 21st Century chemistry set
Chemical Engineering News

Apr 10, 2014 A $5 chemistry set that mixes like a music box
Fast Company

Apr 8, 2014 Music box inspires portable $5 chemistry lab
NBC News

Apr 10, 2014 Game-changing $5 chemistry set inspired by music box
CNET

Apr 8, 2014 A powerful chemistry tool inspired by music boxes only costs $5
Gizmodo

Apr 9, 2014 This novel chemistry kit for kids worth experimenting with!
Business Standard

Apr 9, 2014 Chemistry set inspired by music box wins over kids – for five dollars!
Tech Times

Apr 8, 2014 Chemistry kit looks like music box, works like digital computer
MedGadget

Apr 8, 2014 Inspired by a music box, Stanford bioengineer creates $5 chemistry set
Stanford Report

Apr 8, 2014 Science Play and Research Kit Winners
Science 2.0