Hewlett-Packard and Arizona State University on Dec. 8 introduced a prototype of a paper-like, flexible computer display made almost entirely of plastic, reports InformationWeek. The technology, which consumes less power and up to 90 percent fewer materials by volume than contemporary computer displays, is a milestone in industry efforts to create a mass market in high-resolution, flexible displays, said the two organizations. Such displays could someday reduce the costs of production of laptops, smart phones, and other electronic devices. Other popular applications could include electronic paper and signage. The unbreakable display was created by ASU’s Flexible Display Center and HP using "self-aligned imprint lithography technology" (SAIL) invented in HP Labs. SAIL makes it possible for the image on the display to maintain its form despite the bending and flexing. In addition, the technology enables the production of displays in a roll, rather than sheet by sheet, which reduces the cost of the manufacturing process…

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