Here’s a neat video showing ink being injected into the “yolk sac artery of 72 hour-old chick embryo to visualize the beating heart and the vasculature.” It’s from Nikon’s Small World in Motion competition which is always a great source for videos that reveal the previously unseen. Watching the ink spread throughout…
Artist Joey Jacks has set himself a challenge: Every day this month, he’s posting a bit of fan art. His pen-and-ink style is full of humor, and each drawing is jam-packed with the kind of deal only fans can really appreciate.
I love to watch someone write with a fountain pen. It tickles my neck to hear the strokes and see the trail it leaves. This video, however, shows a fountain pen writing a little differently. It's writing with water. It's like magic seeing the ink of the fountain pen instantly flow through the capillaries of the water.
Smarter Every Day takes an in-depth look at something super cool: removing tattoos with the help of lasers. The science behind it is fascinating, all the zapping lasers do is basically break down the bigger ink blobs inside your skin and let your body's white blood cells and liver take care of the rest of the…
If you ever wondered what getting a tattoo feels like, just watch this super slow motion video showing up close shots of the tattoo needle relentlessly stabbing people's skin over and over again so that the ink sets underneath. It's hypnotic and rhythmic actually, if you're the type to enjoy seeing skin bounce up and…
Of the many schemes to make the government more efficient, this is probably the only one that involves typography. A middle schooler in Pittsburgh has calculated that by simply switching the typeface used in government documents from Times New Roman to Garamond, it would save taxpayers $400 million in ink.
Modern miracle stuff graphene has been used by developers to print circuits on clothing, creating a genuinely wearable form of tech that doesn’t rely on bulky watches, AR glasses or sewing computers into your flesh.
You may not interact with ink as much as you used to, but you have to give it credit for powering millions of pens and a crap ton of printing. We still consume a lot of media that exists because of ink. And a good way to celebrate it might be to just let it flow and see what happens. Ruslan Khasanov, a Russian…
When you're painting, drips are usually bad. But if you're clever enough, you can put 'em to good use. That's what artist Ben Dehaan did with his project "Uncured," by using a print loaded with some ultraviolet cured ink to create face-melting portraits worthy of Raiders of the Lost Ark.
Standard pen ink is the surprise component in a flexible carbon fibre supercapacitor which can be bent in a full circle with barely any loss of performance.
A new anthology of Latin authors, forthcoming from the Argentinean publishers Eterna Cadencia, is being printed in such a way that each book practically demands its readers full attention and investment.
Oakland-based artist Annie Vought carves paper-and-ink notes of correspondence into intricate sheets of lace-like lettering.
Actually, it's not really a surprise. We already know that replacement inkjet cartridges are ridiculously overpriced, but it turns out that since 2010 the amount of ink included in each HP cart has been dramatically shrinking.
Yeah, you can buy those blue Bic pens in bulk if you want—a boatload costs about as much as your morning coffee. And all pens are pretty much the same, right? Of course not. Cheapo pens are much more likely to leave ink smeared across your nose, bleeding through your pants pocket, or glopping up your page.
Is it a wonderful new Christmas decoration come too late? Blood plunging into a pool of bath water? Or has someone just dropped the ketchup in the sink?
So you're totally sure [insert significant other] is the one. You're going to set it in ink, right on your flesh! There's no way you'll ever regret it. But how will it look down the line? Math has the answer!
Wired has the breakdown in this month's What's Inside. For starters, lots of water: