Scanning For Curves

An image-scanner built into a light and bendy sheet of plastic that you can keep in your wallet has been developed in Japan. The credit-card-sized device will be powered by plugging it into a mobile phone, which also displays and stores the scanned images. It’s so flexible it can even scan curved surfaces such as wine bottle labels. With no moving parts or lights needed, its developers hope it could be on the market in three years’ time for just $10

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