One of my Youtube followers sent me a link to this video, and after watching it I had to share it with you.The video shows some recent work by Rusnano. I've mentioned this company before once or twice, mainly in connection with PlasticLogic because Rusnano are an investor in PL. other than noting the relationship, I've never really explained that Rusnano are a Russian tech company (obviously) that specialize in nanotechnology. The ink used in this water printing and Plastic Logic's screen tech are 2 unrelated examples of the type of tech Rusnano are interested in developing.
As you can see in the video, Rusnano developed a special high tech ink as part of a printing system. You can print this ink on virtually any surface. Some of the demos aren't all that new (the laptop case is old hat), but the printing on water is new to me.
There's no word on when it will hit the market. If anyone has more details please let me know.
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