WASHINGTON: A graduate from Washington has designed a simple yet revolutionary camera lens that can be fitted to a smartphone camera and used to zoom to microscopic levels.

The six millimetre Micro Phone Lens has a magnifying range of between 15x and 60x - by comparison a high-end smartphone camera comes with around 10x zoom. It is made of silicone that is capable of sticking to a smartphone camera lens without any extra adhesive and costs just $15 (£9). All photos taken can be edited and shared in the same way as normal photos using the phone’s built-in gallery and editor. –MN