Researchers from Taiwan have developed an eco-friendly type of electronic paper. The rewritable i2R e-paper uses heat to store images, isn't backlit, and does not consume electricity.
The e-paper can be used up to 260 times and can be erased by passing it through a thermal writing device. It's a perfect replacement for notebooks or bulletin boards that are updated on a regular basis.
The e-paper was developed at the Industrial Technology Research Institute in Tokyo and has been transferred to a Taiwan company for further development. Expect to see the technology land as a consumer product in the next year or two. [Physorg]