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Video: Here's a neat video showing ink being injected into the "yolk sac artery of 72 hour-old chick embryo to visualise the beating heart and the vasculature". It's from Nikon's Small World in Motion competition which is always a great source for videos that reveal the previously unseen. Watching the ink spread throughout the yolk in this video shows how it's all connected.

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Video: I love to watch someone write with a fountain pen. It tickles my neck to hear the strokes and see the trail it leaves. This video, however, shows a fountain pen writing a little differently. It's writing with water. It's like magic seeing the ink of the fountain pen instantly flow through the capillaries of the water.

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Smarter Every Day takes an in-depth look at something super cool: removing tattoos with the help of lasers. The science behind it is fascinating, all the zapping lasers do is basically break down the bigger ink blobs inside your skin and let your body's white blood cells and liver take care of the rest of the removal process.

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If you ever wondered what getting a tattoo feels like, just watch this super slow motion video showing up close shots of the tattoo needle relentlessly stabbing people's skin over and over again so that the ink sets underneath. It's hypnotic and rhythmic actually, if you're the type to enjoy seeing skin bounce up and down like jello and like to think about pain and your own mortality every now and again.

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You may not interact with ink as much as you used to, but you have to give it credit for powering millions of pens and a crap ton of printing. We still consume a lot of media that exists because of ink. And a good way to celebrate it might be to just let it flow and see what happens. Ruslan Khasanov, a Russian graphic designer, felt the same way so he mixed ink, oil and soap to make this trippy and awesome video called Pacific Light.

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When you're painting, drips are usually bad. But, if you're clever enough, you can put 'em to good use. That's what artist Ben Dehaan did with his project "Uncured", by using a print loaded with some ultraviolet cured ink to create face-melting portraits worthy of Raiders of the Lost Ark.

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A Kindle's one thing, but what about clear digital displays you could mash around like a plastic bag? Bendable screens have long been a tech prototype phantom, but E Ink's got the goods - and it could actually be useful!

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The oldest secret documents in the CIA's treasure-trove have been cracked open finally. Believed to be the only remaining classified WWI documents, the six files have revealed all manner of espionage tricks - including the recipe for German invisible ink.