Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 9th Jan 2013 22:28 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless This is so cool, and defeninitely the future of mobile phone displays. Samsung demonstrated a prototype phone with a flexible display. Flexible displays will be more resilient than the stuff we use today, and if we ever get around to developing flexible PCBs and batteries, we'll be golden. I long for sturdy, shatterproof devices.
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RE[2]: I'm with the verge
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Thu 10th Jan 2013 00:42 UTC in reply to "RE: I'm with the verge"
Bill Shooter of Bul
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2006-07-14

Of course flexible materials are more sturdy than non. It's much harder to break a flexible material then a rigid one.


I don't know about that. A diamond is much more sturdy than a rubber band. My femur is much more sturdy than my acl. There are counter examples, of course, but I'm just pointing out that its not any where close to an absolute truth. Its just too difficult to say without knowing the specifics when trying to compare materials.

Edited 2013-01-10 00:43 UTC

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RE[3]: I'm with the verge
by Bishi on Thu 10th Jan 2013 01:21 in reply to "RE[2]: I'm with the verge"
Bishi Member since:
2009-08-27

Diamonds are ridiculously easy to crush.

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Too many material properties getting mixed up... durability isn't really defined in the context of this conversation. Which is partially my fault, I realize, but take a look at some of the different measurements that could all be considered durability:

http://www.chatillon.com/test-solutions/test-types/index.aspx

Its difficult to say that a good test on one of them will guarantee a good test on any other one, without going into specific materials.

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RE[3]: I'm with the verge
by kwan_e on Thu 10th Jan 2013 01:43 in reply to "RE[2]: I'm with the verge"
kwan_e Member since:
2007-02-18

My femur is much more sturdy than my acl.


That's because bones are actually flexible. If your bones were completely stiff, they would shatter quite easily. Your femur would then break more than your acl. In fact, there could be a greater chance of breaking bones, because a stiff bone, being pulled on by tendons and ligaments, would not be able to give.

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

My femur might be somewhat flexible, but its less flexible than the tendons in my body. Again, almost nothing in this world is absolute. Glass is also somewhat flexible.

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