Thought for the month

“The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew.”

Abraham Lincoln, US President (1809-65).

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Nano-watermark

Ever bought a fake Rolex or counterfeit Chopard? Probably not, but recent work by EPFL based start-up Nanoga may reduce the chances even further. The team has developed a deposition and photolithographic technique to put a nanoscopic watermark onto glass. The nano-watermark being visible under ultraviolet light. Initially developed for high-end sapphire crystal watches, the company has patented a system of photonic watermarks for glass, ceramic and metal.

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