An ultra-thin screen that can display electronic text while being bent, twisted or even rolled up has been developed by scientists. The material stops short of being a true electronic newspaper since it cannot be folded in half. But it is the most significant step yet towards practical e-papers and wearable computer screens. The screen is only as thick as three human hairs and displays black text on a whitish-grey background, with a resolution similar to that of a typical laptop.
Thursday, May 8, 2003
Ananova - Ultra-thin screen is step towards electronic newspaper
Posted By Allen at 8:06 AM
Ananova has a new article on the ultra-thin screens that are in development at various companies. The one listed to the right was developed at E Ink. The screens could someday be used as an electronic paper, but still have a ways to go. I think for them to be truely effective they need to be very foldable, not just bendable.