By Marsha Lewis, Inside Science
From the classrooms to research facilities a cell phone could morph into a portable science lab.
"If we could use a cellphone as a microscope that would be a very cheap and cost effective way to solve a number of our problems," said Thomas Larson, a mechanical engineering graduate of the University of Washington in Seattle and inventor of the Micro Phone Lens.
The idea came to Larson while he was working in the lab at the University of Washington.
"We’re using microscopes a lot!" said Larson.