Graviky Labs: Sustainable ink made from air pollution

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Conceptualized at MIT and named among the Best Inventions of 2019 by TIME Magazine, Graviky Labs’ carbon-negative ink is made from upcycled emissions captured with a proprietary device

On a trip home to India in 2012, MIT master’s student Anirudh Sharma was struck by the sight of a large blackened mark left by a diesel generator blowing exhaust onto an adjacent wall. The irony did not escape him; here was a generator, a sign of human progress, damaging man’s surroundings. The soot stain and its intense black color set him thinking. Could something as ugly as pollution be used to create something as useful as ink?Back at MIT, Sharma experimented with making a rudimentary ink from candle soot. He created test prints with an inkjet printer, proving that it was possible to print...
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