Scientists have always been fanatical about creating and recreating anything that could make life easier or find explanations to some long lost uncertainties.In the modern era, majority of the newer advances converge on technology, and that is where the geeky gadgets rise up to show their predominance.
It’s a close presumption that somebody has found the normal camera lens of a smartphone not adequate for the micro detailed photographic needs.That’s how the newest fabrication of a modified camera lens which is called to be a ‘micro phone lens’ could have come into life under the work of Thomas Larson, a 22 year old University of Washington graduate in Mechanical Engineering from Seattle.The micro phone lens is made of soft sticky silicon which can itself easily adhere onto the camera lens and endow with a magnification of 15X which is sure to confer a good vista into the finer details of fabric and such substances. The only requirement is a 5 MP camera preferably autofocus. This tiny lens holds an added advantage of being pocket friendly considering its cost of 15$.Though it is obvious it wouldn’t be a replacement to the centuries old microscope by Galileo Galilei and its successors, the newest innovation is yet another feather on the cap for it is portable, less expensive and gives an instant boost of amplification without disregarding the image quality.
Unlike other normal lenses,this unique piece of craft is scratch resistant and offers the pro that it is easily detachable and can be cleaned up pretty neat with just soap and water.How expedient is that?
Besides, the inventor also claims he is working on a micro lens that offers a 150X magnification.We are now looking forward to an era where we would be observing the tiny little microorganisms right away with our own naked eyes.