隶属于麻省理工学院的Graviky实验室最近研究出一种方法,可以将有毒的废气转换为精致的泼墨艺术。这个转废为宝的原理是在汽车的排气管处安装一个精巧的装置,尾气通过装置能够被净化,从而转化成为墨汁颜料,放在特制的AIR-INK笔中就可以轻松作画。

Graviky Labs (an MIT spin-off) has found a way to turn ugly and harmful pollution into beautiful art-producing ink. They have built a contraption that connects behind the exhaust of a tail pipe of a car, which captures soot and takes it through a purification process that converts it into ink.

“同样的技术可以使用到船只、烟囱以及起重机。” Graviky实验室的创始人Anirudh Sharma表示。一支普通的AIR-INK笔可以存放的颜料大概等同于40-50分钟的污染排放。目前AIR-INK笔有2mm, 15mm, 和50mm三种粗细选择,以及150ml的印刷包装。在Kickstarter上,最便宜的AIR-INK笔只要25美元。

“The same technology can be scaled to fit onto boats, chimneys, and cranes” Graviky Labs co-founder Anirudh Sharma said. A single AIR-INK pen approximately contains 40-50 minutes of diesel car pollution. So far, AIR-INK is available as 2mm, 15mm, and 50mm markers, and a 150ml screen printing ink set. The cheapest marker is available for about $25 on Kickstarter.