Feeds

Boffins develop bendy, squishy, foldable display

TV clothing edges closer

The Essential Guide to IT Transformation

Scientists have displayed a screen that can be squashed, stretched and folded like rubber.

UoT_rubber_OLED_01

The display's made from organic transistors, carbon nanotubes and fluorescent rubber

Developed by Takao Someya, a Professor of Electronic Engineering, and his team from the University of Tokyo, the screen was recently used to make a face-shaped image with changing expressions. They use the same technique to create a spherical screen for highlighting weather information.

Although still only a prototype measuring 1m², the display consists of hundreds of OLEDs connected to organic transistors through a stretchy circuit board made of carbon nanotubes and fluorescent rubber.

Able to stretch to more than twice its original size, the display can even be folded 1000 times without its performance being affected.

The screen's resolution currently only stretches to 256 monochrome pixels, but the team’s reportedly working on increasing the screen’s resolution and colour reproduction.

®

Build a business case: developing custom apps

More from The Register

next story
4K video on terrestrial TV? Not if the WRC shares frequencies to mobiles
Have your say with Ofcom now, before Freeview becomes Feeview
iPad? More like iFAD: We reveal why Apple fell into IBM's arms
But never fear fanbois, you're still lapping up iPhones, Macs
You didn't get the MeMO? Asus Pad 7 Android tab is ... not bad
Really, er, stands out among cheapie 7-inchers
Apple winks at parents: C'mon, get your kid a tweaked Macbook Pro
Cheapest models given new processors, more RAM
YES, iPhones ARE getting slower with each new release of iOS
Old hardware doesn't get any faster with new software
Leaked Windows Phone 8.1 Update specs tease details of Nokia's next mobes
New screen sizes, dual SIMs, voice over LTE, and more
Microsoft stands on shore as tablet-laden boat sails away
Brit buyers still not falling for Windows' charms
Nintend-OH NO! Sorry, Mario – your profits are in another castle
Red-hatted mascot, red-colored logo, red-stained finance books
prev story

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
The Essential Guide to IT Transformation
ServiceNow discusses three IT transformations that can help CIO's automate IT services to transform IT and the enterprise.
Maximize storage efficiency across the enterprise
The HP StoreOnce backup solution offers highly flexible, centrally managed, and highly efficient data protection for any enterprise.