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Scientists create new electronic paper, might show movies
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Undated-AP -- Would you rather read a book, or watch a movie?

Before long, you might not have to choose. You could be reading a book that will also show you a full-color movie.

Scientists have created a type of "electronic paper." It features tiny dots that are packed in columns and rows. And they can change colors in just one-hundredth of a second.

That's fast enough to allow a whole display of these dots to show video images.

But a scientist at a Dutch lab that's working on the project says researchers need to come up with a way to control the rapid changes of the dots.

He says the first of the products could be along in three or four years -- but they'd just have one color, at first.

The findings are reported this week in the journal "Nature."

On the Net:

Philips Research: http://www.research.philips.com

Nature: http://www.nature.com

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