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Thursday, 16 December  1999 

see-thru fridge
The design for the see-thru fridge as patented
A Swedish inventor has patented a see-through refrigerator that takes the guessing out of what is inside and saves energy at the same time.

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.

-- ABC Online News

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