Photos: Roll up this laptop

A team of engineers at the U.K.'s University of Cambridge have developed "morphing materials" that have the ability to retain up to three structures--meaning that within five years it could be possible to roll up your laptop screen as easily as a newspaper.

This prototype, made by Keith Seffen, a lecturer in structural engineering at the University of Cambridge, holds the main electronic components by wooden strips on the vertical sides of the screen.

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