4 votes 2022 Golden Goose Award mini-documentary Posted September 15 by AugustusFerdinand Tags: documentaries, golden goose awards.2022, awards, research, society, funding.public, usa, videos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qhQ09gDgIU Link information This data is scraped automatically and may be incorrect. Authors Golden Goose Award Duration 18:36 Published Sep 14 2022 2 comments Collapse replies Expand all Comments sorted by most votes newest first order posted relevance OK AugustusFerdinand (OP) September 15 Link Each year the Golden Goose Award recognizes three teams of researchers whose silly, odd, or obscure sounding U.S. federally funded research has returned serious benefits to society. cfabbro September 16 (edited September 16) Link That Foldscope showcased in the video is such an awesome idea! I still remember the first time I looked under a microscope in school way back when, and how incredibly interesting it was. It's one... That Foldscope showcased in the video is such an awesome idea! I still remember the first time I looked under a microscope in school way back when, and how incredibly interesting it was. It's one thing to read about microorganisms and whatnot in textbooks, or see still images of them, but to be able to see them moving around in a microscope with your own eyes is a truly mind-expanding experience. So having such a low cost, portable, but still surprisingly powerful (140X) kit like that to give to school kids (and even adults) in developing nations is amazing. And apparently they have sold over 1.6M already, with sales of the individual kits helping subsidize their classroom kits.