April 18, 2008 10:36 am

Electronic PaperIt’s become clear to InventHelp’s Invention Girl that the popularity upsurge in environmentally friendly products is more than just a trend – it’s becoming the norm. As people worldwide work to protect natural resources, more products that focus on conservation emerge.

The latest example was unveiled at a high-tech fair in Tokyo this week: The Quick Response Liquid Powder Display. In laymen’s terms, it’s “electronic paper.” The e-paper invention is embedded with an electronic grid reacts when an electric charge is received. Tiny black and white particles respond to the charge by creating text and images. The paper invention is flexible enough to be bent, and even retains the images after the electrical charge is turned off.

As the demand for paper grows in developing countries, researchers hope that this alternative will woo consumers away from pulp paper. Since the costs of fuel and raw materials are likely going to continue to increase, manufacturers hope that electronic paper will become as commonplace as the cell phone in a business professional’s briefcase.

With Earth Day just around the corner, there’s never been a better time for InventHelp and Invention Girl to bring you the latest on green inventions!

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