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Invisible Quick-Response Codes (the Square Ones) Could Thwart Counterfeiting

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Quick Response (QR) codes—those grainy, black-and-white squares increasingly found on advertisements and packaging—can quickly deliver encoded data to mobile gadgets, whether the info is a Web address for a promotional video or details about a package’s shipment. Could this same technology effectively barcode currency, to crack down on counterfeiters? A team of researchers from the [...]

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Observations

Mobile Apps Offer 3-D Printing Via the Cloud [Video]

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As 3-D printing has matured over the past decade, the process has proved an effective way for artists, entrepreneurs and academics to produce custom-designed parts and prototype models. Now 3-D printing is becoming even more accessible through Web sites and apps that let iPhone and iPad users upload designs or create new ones and have [...]

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The Long Shadow of Fungal Networks

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I’ve heard it said that if you removed everything from the forest except for fungi you would still be able to discern outlines of trees and leaves because of the vast fungal networks of pervading everything. I’ve often thought that would make a powerful illustration but never got around to acting on it. So when [...]

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Symbiartic

Road Kill So Perty You Can Bring It Home To Ma

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Most people swerve around road kill in hopes of avoiding the gore, or worse, the dreaded thwump that indicates you added your treadmarks to the list of said road kill’s insults. But a few crazy people will screech to a halt to see what got hit. Two of these folks just happen to be researchers, [...]

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Symbiartic

Dots, Spots, and Pixels: What’s In A Name?

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This is a guest post by Jim Perkins, a professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology’s medical illustration program. Jim explains the most befuddling concepts in graphics and illustration with clarity and ease – he has written for Symbiartic twice before: first, on why it’s a good idea to calibrate your computer monitor and second, [...]

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