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Electronic Ink
For nearly 2,000 years, ink on paper was the only way to display words and images. Scientists are now close to developing a revolutionary technology that could replace paper, called electronic ink! Electronic ink can be applied to the same materials that regular ink can be printed on. In the case of a digital book, the pages would be made out of some kind of ultra-thin plastic. It can typeset itself and that readers could leaf through just as if it were made of regular paper. Such a book could be programmed to display the text from Charlotte's Web one day and once you've finished that tale, you could automatically replace it by wirelessly downloading the latest "Harry Potter" book from a computer database. Electronic Ink technology saves trees and the environment. Did You Know? Today, 90% of paper pulp is made of wood. Paper production accounts for about 35% of felled trees.