March 19, 2010
Rice University and Sunchon National University researchers have developed an inexpensive, printable transmitter that can be invisibly embedded in plastic or paper packaging, cutting costs of RFID tags dramatically and replacing bar codes.
Instead of expensive silicon-based components, the technology is based on carbon-nanotube-infused ink used for ink-jet printers. The tags are powered by radio waves from the RFID reader.
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