Professors from Lancaster University have made a way to “fingerprint” an item, so it can never be counterfeited.
The Scientists there have come up with a relatively simple tactic to show if an item is a counterfeit. Basically, they intentionally fabricate flaws into the object. For example, they would remove an oxygen atom from one, or remove a few carbon atoms. Then, after the flaw has set, they would incorporate it into an inkjet printer, and print onto a hologram that can be used as a label of some sorts.
Robert Young, one of the people who worked on these, said this
“I’m really satisfied by how simple it is … We’re expecting the first products in market in the first quarter of next year, in 2018,”
Overall, I think this a very important invention, that could end an industry that costs the world half a trillion dollars annually.
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