|See-thru fridge saves energy
Thursday, 16 December 1999
New Scientist magazine reports that the fridge has a two-way mirror for a door.
"When the inside is dark, it acts as an ordinary mirror ... when the light inside the fridge is switched on, the door becomes transparent, letting you see the contents without wasting cooling power," the report said.
Inventor Bruce Lambert says his invention saves energy and encourages dieting because people can see their reflection in the mirrored surface.
The Swedish inventor has received a patent for his innovative refrigerator from the Japanese Patent Office.
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