An Offbeat History of Wrapping Paper

Here’s a holiday statistic that’ll blow your hair back: The Guardian reports that we collectively use 8,000 metric tons of wrapping paper at Christmas alone—and that was way back in 2006. It prompts the question: Who invented all this evil, lovely wrapping paper in the first place? And how can we slake our collective ardor Read more about An Offbeat History of Wrapping Paper[…]

Why one reader returns to print

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. — You can take shallow web news, “fake news,” click bait, intrusive advertising and shove it into the trash folder, as far as this citizen is concerned. I’m going back to print – with eyes wide open for bias -in search of in-depth national and international news, from current events to Read more about Why one reader returns to print[…]

Secret Service Makes Counterfeit Bust in Peru

LIMA, Peru — President Obama was on his way to Peru for a meeting of Asia-Pacific leaders. But not all of the Secret Service agents there were for his protection. Overnight Tuesday, agents staged the largest raid of counterfeit currency in the agency’s history. They seized an estimated $30 million in fake cash piled in houses Read more about Secret Service Makes Counterfeit Bust in Peru[…]

USPS Gets PRC OK for a 2017 Price Rise

USPS prices are going up in 2017. First Class mail goes from 47 to 49 cents on Jan. 22, with other products seeing varying price increases. On Tuesday, the PRC approved all postage raises USPS requested, except for Special Services price adjustments. The PRC filing says the commission didn’t receive information about those requests in Read more about USPS Gets PRC OK for a 2017 Price Rise[…]

NFL Coach Smashes Tablet and Goes Back to Paper

We agree with Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots – Paper is an awesome product!   Back in 2014, Microsoft struck a deal to supply the NFL with Surface tablets as a coaching tool.  I am sure it has many benefits … but seeing the video of Bill Belichick throw down his Microsoft Surface Read more about NFL Coach Smashes Tablet and Goes Back to Paper[…]

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN NANOGRAPHY AND INKJET PRINTING

Good article that I wanted to share on inkjet vs. the new Nanography. What do you think about this technology? When introducing Nanography® for the first time, I’m often asked, “How is your technology different from conventional inkjet presses – after all it uses inkjet heads to lay down the ink?” It is worth taking Read more about THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN NANOGRAPHY AND INKJET PRINTING[…]

How to 3D Print Your Own Baby Universe

Researchers at Imperial College London have created a 3D printable model of a cosmic microwave background (CMB). Being a generous gang of academics, they’ve also shared the files so you can make one at home. If you’re unsure what exactly a CMB is, allow us to illuminate. It’s a glow that the universe has in the microwave range.Basically, it Read more about How to 3D Print Your Own Baby Universe[…]