Flexible Displays When organic light-emitting diode displays (OLED) began to enter mass markets in 2004, consumers found that the new screens were lighter, brighter, and more energy efficient. In contrast to traditional glass-based LCD units, these new displays could be manufactured on thin, pliable plastics, prompting the term “flexible displays.” The popularity of OLED screens is largely due to their electroluminescence, which makes for more readable displays. LG, Samsung, and Philips, and other major players in the electronics industry are already producing flexible display TVs, and Apple has since patented its own pliable display. In early 2016, LG debuted a prototype for an 18-inch display that could be rolled up like a newspaper. As flexible displays gain traction in the consumer market, researchers, inventors, and developers are experimenting with possible applications for teaching and learning. Opportunities offered by flexible OLED screens in education settings are being considered for e-texts, e-readers, and tablets. Additionally, flexible displays can wrap around curved surfaces, allowing for the possibility of scientific and other instruments with built-in instruction manuals.