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Subject: Videos on Foldscope and Biobus

Videos on Foldscope and Biobus

From: Jean D. Portell <jeandp<-a>
Date: Tuesday, March 25, 2014
These two videos might interest conservators, conservation
scientists, and people who advocate for the preservation of cultural


        This one describes the Foldscope


        invented by a Stanford University professor and his students
        to help physicians in poor countries diagnose treatable
        diseases.  The very light-weight and inexpensive microscope
        it describes might also be useful to conservators working in
        the field who need more magnification than a loupe can

            **** Moderator's comments:  More videos, including an
            excellent lecture describing the project, are available



        This one is about a non-profit science-lab-in-a-bus that
        provides supplemental science education to school children.
        The pertinent part shows that children watching paint dry do
        not become bored if a friendly expert explains the science
        involved and lets them watch the action through a
        microscope.  A similar technique, using portable scientific
        equipment to show how metal corrodes, ice formation causes
        minute cracks in wet stone, larvae chew holes in wood or
        wool, etc., might be used to do conservation advocacy in a
        schoolroom--or in a city bus recycled as an energy-efficient
        rolling conservation-science lab.

Jean Portell
13 Garden Place
Brooklyn, New York 11201

                  Conservation DistList Instance 27:37
                  Distributed: Sunday, March 30, 2014
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Received on Tuesday, 25 March, 2014

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