15Dec1999 UK: Swedish inventor patents see-through refrigerator

LONDON, Dec 15 (Reuters) - A Swedish inventor has patented a see-through refrigerator that takes the guessing out what is inside and saves energy at the same time, according to a science magazine.
"Bruce Lambert's fridge has a two-way mirror for a door," New Scientist magazine said on Wednesday.
"When the inside is dark, it acts as an ordinary mirror...when the light inside the fridge is switched on, the door become transparent, letting you see the contents without wasting cooling power."
Lambert said 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.
(C) Reuters Limited 1999.


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