08 Aug '11, 6pm

What is e-paper? And how could it be used without electricity? This is an amazing new #green innovation:

Find your local recycling solution for paper The Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) in Taiwan has developed a reusable e-paper technology that could change the printing industry. Unlike e-book and tablet technologies already on the market, this new e-paper doesn’t require back-lighting. So, it doesn’t use any electricity. The rewritable paper, called “i2R e-paper,” only requires heat to transfer images onto a flexible liquid crystal panel. The high-resolution panels also have memory function. So, signs can be programmed to change their display images at pre-set time intervals. These e-paper displays use a fraction of the energy of flat-screen TV displays, and represent far less waste than frequently changing paper signs. Images can be easily erased from the paper by inserting it into a thermal writing device similar to what is now used in fax machines. The pap...

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straitstimes.com 08 Aug '11, 7pm

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Image: Idaho National Laboratory under a Creative Commons license . In the last few years, evidence arguing for the possib...

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treehugger.com 06 Aug '11, 10pm

Image: Idaho National Laboratory under a Creative Commons license . In the last few years, evidence arguing for the possib...