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E-paper Makes Shift To Digital Print Easy On The Eyes

Will printed media, like books and newspapers, soon be a thing of the past?

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Photo: Casey Bisson

This flexible e-paper looks much more like regular paper than a computer monitor or cell phone screen.

It is hard to imagine that printed media will be wiped out entirely. After all, the bright flicker of the computer screen can never compare to the solid black ink on a soft white page.

Well, before you’ve made up your mind, take a look at another option: e-paper!

Scientist have been working to develop an electronic screen that has the same visual properties of regular, old paper and ink. Unlike a regular computer screen, this e-paper doesn’t use a backlight.

The best of both worlds. Pretty cool, huh?

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Molly Plunkett

is a journalism student at Indiana University and an online producer for A Moment of Science. She is originally from Wheaton, IL.

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