May 8th, 2003, 03:26 PM
Full Story: http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2003/...in552803.shtml
In a step toward electronic newspapers and wearable computer screens, scientists have created an ultra-thin screen that can be bent, twisted and even rolled up and still display crisp text.
The material, only as thick as three human hairs, displays black text on a whitish-gray background with a resolution similar to that of a typical laptop computer screen.
The screen is so flexible it can be rolled into a cylinder about a half-inch wide without losing its image quality.
I wonder what the possible uses for this are. I'm sure they're endless, but are they practical? What is a digital business card other than a novelty item? Why do you need a t-shirt that has a built-in stock-ticker?
The only good use I can readily think of is to incorporate these screens into the military's "smart uniforms" that can tell soldiers their temperature, pulse, O2 levels, etc.
That's Officer 11001001 to you...
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