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Art and Advocacy: Singaporean Company Created Ink From Air Pollution!

The ink is aptly named “Air Ink”, meaning ink made from air (pollution).


Air pollution is a big problem in Asia. Over the years, Asian countries have experienced thick smog blanketing its cities. We even wrote about bottled air getting sold out in China before. That’s how bad the air pollution can get – it renders the skies zero-visibility and even becomes a respiratory health hazard for the people. There are many factors to outdoor air pollution, especially in urbanized and developing industries where car exhausts, household and industrial fumes and even agricultural land burning, all contribute to the problem. Given this widespread source of air pollution, what can be done to reduce it?

Well, turning the dreaded black soot from polluted air into something useful is one. But what can black soot be useful for, right? Apparently, black soot is good for writing, which is why Singapore-based Graviky Labs, headed by Anirudh Sharma, turned black carbon waste and soot into black ink. The principle is quite simple – they developed a filtration system that collects and filters out the harmful carbon particles and soot from car exhausts. These extracted air pollutants are then turned into black ink that can be used for pens or painting. The ink is aptly named “Air Ink”, meaning ink made from air (pollution).

Watch the video below about “Air Ink”, the ink made from pollution:

Sharma says that right now, the technology is applied to car exhausts but a macro-scale version of the device can be created for manufacturing plants, chimneys, and more. It can be seen that after the filtration from the device, white and clear air is emitted. This technology is truly groundbreaking and useful in our fight against global warming and climate change.

Writing, drawing or painting with the Air Ink seems really fun right? We hope the technology and the DIY Air Ink becomes available soon.


Stricter Parents Can Turn Their Children into Effective Liars, Study Suggests

Research shows that children raised in strict households are more likely to be effective liars. Find out why!

What kind of parenting style did your parents employ when you were growing up? Were they permissive and lenient with you, allowing you to do almost anything you wanted? Or were they so strict that almost any wrongdoing would result in swift punishment?

If it's the latter you grew up with, would you say that this could potentially make you an effective liar?

In a study conducted by Victoria Talwar, an expert on children's social-cognitive development at McGill university, strict parenting tends to result in children that become good at deceiving others. Since parents create the feeling that any wrongdoing by their child would result in punishment, the children learn how to lie to escape being punished.

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25 MORE Health And Body Facts That Are Actually WRONG!

Ready for more health myths to debunk? Read on to learn about the real facts about your body!

Ready for more health facts to debunk? Here are 25 more misconceptions about what goes on with the human body!

NOT TRUE: A juice cleanse will detoxify your body.

A juice cleanse will detoxify your body
Your body already detoxifies itself from harmful chemicals through your kidneys, liver, and GI tract. You're better off eating the whole fruit instead, as many juices contain a lot of unhealthy sugar.

NOT TRUE: After the first time you pee while drinking, you'll feel like peeing a lot more.

After the first time you pee while drinking, you'll feel like peeing a lot more
Alcohol is a diuretic, so you most likely only feel like you're peeing more because you're putting more alcohol into your system. The amount you drink is responsible for how often you pee, not the fact that you "broke the seal."

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25 Health and Body ‘Facts’ that Are Actually WRONG!

Is sugar really addictive? Does an “apple a day” really keep the doctor away?

The great thing about science is that scientists don't let their pride get in the way of the advancement of science. If they discover something they thought was right, but turns out it's wrong, it's their responsibility to admit that their previous findings were erroneous.

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