The real reason you got an iPhone: To zoom in on fruit flies and cockroaches

Backyard Brains shows off RoachScope at TED Conference


Greg Gage returns to TED, the annual conference in Long Beach, Calif., for big thinkers and talkers, and this week is showing off Backyard Brains' RoachScope -- a device that enables you to use your smartphone to zoom in on tiny subjects, such as cockroaches and fruit fly brains.

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