Japanese engineers have developed a future plasma TV that can roll up like a window shade.  Japan’s Shinoda Plasma Co. demonstrated the giant, flexible, plasma display at the Display Week 2013 conference in Vancouver last month and won an award for “Best Prototype at Display Week.

The company calls its invention as “Luminous Array Film”. Instead of being made from one large, flat sheet of glass, this  display uses a thousand tiny glass tubes. Each tube is 1 mm in diameter and a bit more than 3 feet long. The panel can be rolled into a cylinder less than 4 inches across.The flexible displays will help the consumers to save space when the TV is not in use.