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Remember them 'snap' bracelets you use to have when you were a kid which would wrap round your wrist but also could be pulled straight? Well...

Guy Brighton
Guy Brighton on September 22, 2006.


Remember them ‘snap’ bracelets you use to have when you were a kid which would wrap round your wrist but also could be pulled straight?

Well scientists are using this as a basis of their designs for the ‘rolled-up screen’. The Cambridge team is led by Dr Seffen from the Department of Engineering:

Flexible electronics is a burgeoning area, people are looking into making very thin flexible displays that could be used for electronic newspapers, or other portable electronic media like a roll-up laptop or compact mobile phone.

There is no indication or prediction of when such technology would be available though, but the applications of such a development would be huge.

BBC article link

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