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February 27, 2007

Switchable mirrors

switchable mirror

The great thing about Blaine Bromwell's Product of the Week newsletter is that every seven days I'm pretty much guaranteed of learning about something that will make me go , "Oh man, that is so cool!"

This week's entry is no exception. It's a new mirror design from Japan's National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology that instantly switches from being reflective to transparent. In other words it goes from being a mirror to being clear glass and back again in the blink of an eye.

Switchable mirrors have been around for a while, but this new design will allow ones that are larger, clearer and last longer. I can't wait to see how these will be used in architecture, product design and, of course, magic.


Posted by Chris Spurgeon at February 27, 2007 03:54 AM