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Scientists Transform Polluted Air Into Ink For Artists

By Brian Spaen

A group of Indian scientists have created an incredible way to convert carbon emissions into artwork. Called Air-Ink, this new technology takes out some of the harmful chemicals from our environment and turns them into ink and paint products for artists. After a successful Kickstarter campaign and winning the street artists over, they’re hoping to continue growing the brand.

Anirudh Sharma is one of the founders of Graviky Labs, the company who created Air-Ink, and the person who originally had the idea back in 2013. On his return to India while on break from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he realized how dirty the air was back home in comparison.

“It was a very simple observation — I feel like anybody can see it," Sharma told Upworthy. "Your clothes get dirtier much faster, you can see this pigmentation happening [on] buildings, to your clothes, to everywhere around you."