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With printed electronics the two industries engineering and printing come together. Due to the developments in this sector we are able to print solar cells or flexible electronics. A recent invention might shake the world of printed electronics and take it one step further. The Korean battery scientist Sang-Young Lee from has now turned a normal inkjet printer into a machine that prints electronic circuits and supercapacitors (energy storing devices).

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A cool article, an amazing photo, an entertaining video or a great infographic: There’s an enormous number of high-quality content on the internet. But its sheer amount makes it hard to identify the highlights. Rather than giving up due to information overload, millennials living in London now have the possibility to read the twice-monthly magazine SWIPE.

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Dealing with all kinds of animal parts is a highly profitable job. Even though no real healing effect has been proven, people today still believe that these things are a powerful magical panaceas. And this ongoing believe pays off for poachers: One kilogram of a complete rhino horn, for instance, brings around $60.000 on the black market. Science and 3D printing technology now have a new answer for poachers and those who want to save the endangered animals. The tech startup Pembient from Seattle has created a new way of tackling the market for rhino horns: They simply fake them.

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The cost of energy generated by solar power has drastically declined over the past 40 years due to new technologies and efficiency improvements. The latest invention in this field comes from Aalto University and Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne. Their scientists recently developed a simple printing process that allows to print pictures able to generate power.

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What sounds like a piece of science fiction is already part of modern packaging. Laser perforation in packages helps keeping fruits and vegetables fresh for much longer and reducing food waste. The key: Precision in the production.

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Azure, cobalt, indigo or ultramarine blue: We know already hundreds of blue colors. Scientists from Oregon State University have created a new shade of blue – by accident. The blue pigment made from yttrium, indium, and manganese is called “YInMn”, which is short for the elements it comprises.

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With the XXXI Olympic Games and the Summer Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro on the way, we take a look at the official logo that will be present at the venues, stadiums, and of course all over the world. The twist: For the first time the emblem is printed in 3 dimensions. Designer Frederico Gelli explains why.

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There is a large demand for cost-efficient skin graft to cover wounds or severe injuries, e.g. after a severe burn. Scientists all over the world have made approaches to produce artificial skin. But professor Muhammad Mustafa Hussain from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology has developed an artificial skin from unusual materials: Paper, aluminum foil, and sponges.

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Our digitalized world gives us the opportunity to save money and resources by organizing tasks on a computer. But according to a study carried out by the German Ministry of Environment Germans use about 250 kg paper per year and capita. A Chinese team of scientists has now developed a smart and resource-efficient alternative: Rewritable paper that can be printed on with water instead of ink.

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At drupa 2016 260,000 exhibitors and 1,837 visitors touched the future whilst Vladimir Alexandrovitch Tiefenbach made history! On 6th June...