Electrowetting sounds like some crazy shock therapy to stop your kid from peeing his bed. But don't worry! It's not nearly as messy. But if an electrowetting display isn't a child's worst nightmare, what is it?
The bendy, color screen in this video is an example of electrowetting technology. The display is low power, lightweight, and strong—ideal for mobile phones, e-readers, GPS devices, cameras, and portable media players.
Philips spin-off Liquidvista is currently working on an electrowetting display. While this sounds like the light show you get when you pee on an electric blanket, it is not. Instead, it is a system that expands or contracts a drop of ink or oil under glass to draw one pixel. When contracted, the ink "disappears."