Back in the early days of computers, people had to settle for noisy dot-matrix or daisy-wheel printers that rattled like a machine gun firing in your ear drums. Thankfully, those days are gone and printers have gotten much quieter while gaining more capabilities at the same time.

In the future, you can look forward to a unique printing technology known as hydrographic printing that allows printing of 3-D objects. To test this technology out, researchers created a three-dimensional cat and painted perfect spots on it, so you can see that cats continue playing a large role in advancing technology when they’re not walking across your keyboard or sitting in front of your computer monitor so you can’t see anything.

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