How to save 51 billion lives for 68 cents with simple Engineering

Birt 15 feb 2017
Using the power of engineering and brilliant inventions to save lives!!! Great times collab-ing with Bill and Melinda Gates! You should check out the Gates Annual Letter here:
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Summary: I met with Manu Prakash from Stanford to talk about 2 of his labs' inventions the Foldscope and the Paperfuge. Combined these cost only 68 cents and they can be used to diagnose Malaria. Both of these are examples not only of simple, brilliant design, but of how engineering is used to make a positive dent in the world.

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  • *Microbial roomba* I want one of those

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  • Manu is my dads roommate and he has even visited my house!, i still cant believe it


  • Really life hero!

  • Super heroes finally meet!! Woot!

  • So you may not have enough money for chikin nugget, but you could save a life

  • Bill Gates wants the population of the world to drop. Why heal people?

  • so there are 51 million hun\mans on earth

  • 51b i thought it was 8b? I might be wrong 😐

  • At 7:44 there is a creepy girl staring at them

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    • What did you have a stroke when writing this

  • I don't know why but I feel good why I see the ideas used by these people.

  • There are only 7 billion

  • Mark teaches better than my teacher.

  • 745k like

  • Title looks bad no joke

  • saves 51B lives me: there are only 8B people

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  • I am also from India

  • He is smart Manu is a hero

  • ❤️INDIA❤️

  • Yo pensé que solo había 7 billion es de personas pero al parecer hay 51 billion

  • You were *this* close. *1cent

  • Isnt there 7billion people alive

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  • OK i just made one i bought glass beads and IT WORKS i found out RIGHT NOW i spent hours on in today and waited forever for the delivery i also tried seperating it with a paperfuge an it also WORKED IM SO GASED I SAW MY BLOOD CELLS FOR LIKE £5

  • How did you capture the fly birth when it’s in that slide the fly would be crushed

  • 2:03 - 2:08 THATS hilarious

  • There is only 8 billion people on earth

  • Who tf dislikes this

  • Mr.Krabs sold spongebob’s soul for 68 cents to save 51 billion lives

  • Love from India 😁

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  • but there is only 7 billion on this planet, not 51 billion

    • its also for are descendants, but idk why he said 50b

  • home we can do the same with covid XD

  • ❤️ ❤️ ❤️

  • 😯

  • 68 aww

  • brain drain from india as always

  • wow i'm 9 years old and i'm amazed 😀😀😀😀

  • 51 that right?

  • wow.

  • why would anybody dislike this video?

  • INDIA rocks everybody SHOCKS

  • microbial roomba.... im dead-

  • *John 3:16* *"For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him, will not perish, but have eternal life. "*

  • Really shows how effective an individual can be through innovation.


  • I also live in india 🇮🇳 nice


  • man when ever u said poorest i didnt like it

  • BigPharma: "What new fangled, do-hickey have you got there boys??" Manu: "We've created a way to save 51 billion lives, with little cost, it's going to be revolutionary" BigPharma: "... Cool story.. say why don't we offer $10million in exchange for your research, thesis, prototypes, and patents??" Manu: "And.. You'll go ahead and save those lives, for pennies on the dollar??" BigPharma: "Uh... yeah.. that's what we'll do.."

  • He’s saving 51 billion lives isn’t there only like 47 billion people on earth

  • Wait aren’t there only 7 billion people in the world?

    • i think he means not us, he means microscopic lives i think

    • 7.8 c;

  • Why can’t all of these billionaires and Tories contribute to projects like Manu’s.


  • 51 billion lives? My internet is broken because it only says there are 7 billion people.

  • I am hella confused how it's saving 51 billion people when there is only 8 billion people on the earth

  • 4:04 How Many Times Did He Say, "Yeah" ?

  • but theres only 7million people in the world...

  • Those inventions are absolutely amazing, I'm rarely surprised by anything anymore but, that's real enginuity, real intellegence mate, I love it, something that actually benefits everyone across the world.

  • but there's only 7.8 billion peoples in the world

  • Bharat matha ki jai.... Manu

  • who else is doing this as a science fair project

  • Wow...thanks, no regrets subscribing to your channel...😊👍

  • india

  • How incredibly amazing.

  • Not all heroes wear capes. Some make lab equipment for the masses.

  • So, I've got 50 cents. How do i make this microscope?

  • But there’s only 7.5 billion people mark

  • 4:18 Listen to Manu saying "analogy" in 0.5 speed))

    • @Joshua pere that's for if smb doesn't get it at first time

    • What's the difference as compared to normal speed?

  • Astounding.

  • my dude saving more lives than people on earth

  • Aaaaaaaaaahhhhh .

  • i think after 4 years i wont need to pre order this

  • I loved the part where u could see the blood cells in Mark's blood

  • 51 billion bruh

  • but how do the malaria cells look like

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  • did you just say Maggots are adorable?!?

  • Who dislikes this stuff?

  • 51 *BILLION* eh?

  • How to save 51 billion lives! On the entire planet only live like 7 or 8 billion people

  • 8:13. Boy Mark. You nailed it. Little did you know...

  • I want to buy that microscope

  • There is 7 billion ppl in the world,, but.. the title.. it says.. 51 billion

  • What about the cost of the battery on the microscope?

  • I bet that thousands of dollars centrifuge actually just costs a couple of 100 bucks to make. The rest is just capitalism at its finest!

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  • bro how is this microscope more powerful than my school's microscopes

  • I wonder how many lives we could save with your “nut sock”

  • "69 cent" put that in Irish terms

  • Fantastic

  • There is only 7 billion

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  • Nice