Scientists have just invented a real life version of the Marauder’s Map
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David Frohlich at the University of Surrey has received funding for his "Next Generation Paper" project, which is going to revolutionise paper technology as we know it.
What it isNext Generation Paper is offered as an alternative to present technologies which allow information to be shared only through printed codes such as QR. While these "augmented paper technologies" require a separate device in order to be scanned and accessed, next generation paper will create a "print-and-digital" hybrid where the text will link to video clips, sound recordings, and even music all with the touch of a physical printed button! Using this, readers will interact with printed materials in a way we have only experienced in fictional worlds like the one of Harry Potter, where pictures and oil paintings come to life and talk back to you.
How it worksThe interactive printed text is equipped with its own embedded electronic sensors and chips, allowing paper to be paired up with an external device of your choice.
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