How are booksellers doing after last year's supply chain snags?

Sep 23, 2022
Backlogs hurt the holiday sales season in 2021. In some cases, shops still have to tell customers to wait for their favorite reads.
Last year, some books pegged to the holiday season didn't make it to the shelves in time for the shopping rush.
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How much paper would it take to print the Internet?

Apr 24, 2015
U.K. college students calculated how much paper it would take to print the Internet.

Why are there so few $2 bills?

Jan 9, 2015
The saga of America's most misunderstood currency note.
A sheet of $2 bills.
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The end of Kodak moments?

Sep 3, 2013
Kodak is emerging from bankruptcy – with a new focus on commercial printing.

Beyond the book

Sep 23, 2011
Book publisher HarperCollins announced yesterday that it will make around 5000 of its books available for on-demand printing. The Espresso Book...

We live in the future: they're printing bikinis now.

Jun 9, 2011
And apparently they're comfortable, you can swim in them, and they seem to look okay. The N12 bikini is created without any sewing involved. It's...

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Bioprinting in action

Mar 4, 2011
On Monday's show we talk about advances in bioprinting. It's the technique of printing new skin cells using a regular old ink jet cartridge. Or of...

Changing your font could save you money

Apr 7, 2010
You might remember the story reporter Ashley Milne-Tyte did on a push to clarify ink cartridge labels so that costs are more transparent to...

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