Everyone who's ever owned a phone with a touchscreen knows the problems that the screen can develop. Many of them break if dropped, or if poked the wrong way, and the fix is both annoying and expensive. Especially if it breaks a lot. Both parts and labor quickly add up to princely sums.
Discovery news reports that research has produced a flexible screen that is very difficult to break. Cell phone owners worldwide rejoice. Your phone is less vulnerable to all kinds of things now, from accidental drops, leaving it in your pants while they run though the wash, to a too-hard poke.
The secret lies in graphene, a carbon-chain molecule that provides the new screen with both strength and flexibility, which should protect it the way a tree survives a hurricane: by flexing away from damaging shocks.