"Potter Papers" Coming to Life?
Can an innovation directly out of the "Harry Potter" universe slow the decline of newspapers? Probably not anytime soon.
A British company is working on technology to create the first "flexible electronic screen," which could theoretically make the papers in the Potter films, in which photos in newspapers act like videos, a reality. According to the Times of London, the technology is being developed by a team at the University of Cambridge, in order to compete with existing e-book hardware.
However, a newspaper application remains the stuff of fiction- the company has no plans to produce a "roll up" version of the screen, probably because the screen would break if put in a newspaper-like shape.