Why do I get the feeling that this article is posted every few months?
Microsoft has announced something we'll all benefit from. The company's patented... uhhh... Come again?
What determines the strip's shape is its differing areas of "energy density," they say.
"Energy density" means the stored, elastic energy that is contained in the strip as a result of the folding. Places where the strip is most bent have the highest energy density; conversely, places that are flat and unstressed by a fold have the least energy density.
We can defeat gravity. The problem is the paperwork involved.