Kyoto University and 3 Japanese firms create a bendable organic display panel

flexible organic display

If there's one way to make any piece of technology instantly cooler, it's to make it flexible.  So Kyoto University's gotten on our good side with a bendable OLED display panel jointly developed with Mitsubishi Chemical Corp, Pioneer, and Rohm Co. Right now they just have a business card-sized prototype that only emits blue rays, but they assure us it can be adapted to display a full range of colors.  The organic part comes from the bio-nanofibers used to make the display resistant to heat, without which it apparently wouldn't hold its form.  They also say their prototype is more cost-effective than other flexible displays, although they didn't reveal exactly how much more.

[Via Japan Today]