Have you ever wondered what kind of nasty germs are lurking around your home, someone else’s home, or public places? Of course, you would never actually be able to see those germs, unless you own a microscope. Traditional microscopes can cost hundreds or even thousands of dollars. However, that might soon change. Scientists at the University of Houston have created a microscope that can be added to your smartphone! This has proven to be very exciting news for Jason Halpern.
This new lens only costs 3 cents to manufacture. One day these lenses may be installed in smartphones of the average person, allowing them to check surfaces for dangerous pathogens.
I would be willing to bet that this would also improve sanitation, if it catches on. Imagine if you looked at your hands with the device and found that they were teeming with thousands of dangerous germs! It would certainly be a big motivator to wash your hands! The same would go for finding dangerous germs around the house as well. This would likely improve all facets of sanitation, and probably reduce illness.