The New Vault That Guards Coca-Cola's Secret Formula

Take a look at the new steel door that is now protecting one of the world's closest-guarded secrets, perhaps only second to Elvis Presley's current secret identity and location. It's the Coca-Cola vault, the new centerpiece of the World of Coca-Cola museum in downtown Atlanta. » 12/09/11 5:03pm 12/09/11 5:03pm

It's a Flashlight! It's a Doorknob! It's Both! It's Not Real...

Glowing—sorry, sorry, going one step further than the last glowing door-handle we saw, the LEDoorHandle concept lets you unscrew the handle in emergencies when you don't have another torch to hand. [Yanko via GadgetReview via Freshome] » 8/11/11 10:20am 8/11/11 10:20am

Hackers Can Unlock Doors, Start Some Cars Via SMS

Computer security researchers Mathew Solnik and Don Bailey from iSec Partners have discovered a way to unlock your car doors and start your car remotely using SMS sent from a laptop. » 7/29/11 12:27am 7/29/11 12:27am

Why Do People Try to Open Airplane Doors During Flights?

A "tall, burly" and "unruly" passenger on a Houston-to-Chicago Continental flight scared the shit out of his fellow passengers after trying to open one of the airplane's front doors. Maybe he just wanted to know what would happen, if he did that. » 5/09/11 9:51am 5/09/11 9:51am

The Best Way to Wash an Automatic Sliding Door

This worker at a snow resort has the right idea: don't squeegee an automatic sliding door if it can just squeegee itself. But don't ask me why she chose to wash it while it was still snowing though. [BuzzFeed] » 12/11/10 5:00pm 12/11/10 5:00pm

This Door Is Supposed To Save Lives During Earthquakes

When an Earthquake hits, what do you do? Typical Earthquake 101 tells you to run to the nearest doorway to protect yourself under the "strongest frame in the house". This bendable door is supposed to improve on that thinking. » 10/10/10 6:00pm 10/10/10 6:00pm

A Secret Door, Hidden Room, and Han Solo Frozen in Carbonite

Any secret door wins me over instantly, but a secret door that reveals Han Solo frozen in carbonite? Wow. Just wow. And it only cost $150 to install. » 12/11/09 6:40pm 12/11/09 6:40pm

Spectacular Wave Door Is Deceptively Complex

If you're going to have a door as elaborate and beautiful as this, you'd better have a damned impressive house for it to open into. Otherwise, it's all disappointment once you cross the threshold. » 11/30/09 1:40pm 11/30/09 1:40pm

Engineering Student Takes On Electrical Door, Loses

According to the the description, the man in this video is an engineering student in Pakistan. Anyone remember that old Far Side comic? » 8/14/09 6:40pm 8/14/09 6:40pm

BlueGuard Opens Doors When You Get Within Bluetooth Range

Oh the convenience of not having to use keys—that's what you get with a Bluetooth-enabled cellphone and BlueGuard, the automatic door opener. » 5/20/09 2:20pm 5/20/09 2:20pm

Security Lock Uses Any USB Device Unique Serial Number for…

The hackers at Makers Local 256 have created a secure door lock that can use any USB device as a unique key, from a memory stick to a mouse to an iPod. The ingenious system doesn't require to store anything in memory, which of course could be replicated, because it uses the USB serial number in the chip itself. The… » 10/22/08 1:30pm 10/22/08 1:30pm

Finally, The World's First THX-Certified Door

Home theater junkies are now one step closer to a fully THX-certified home thanks to Serious Materials' QuietHome soundproof doors, which joins the company's QuietRock THX-certified drywall. The Serious folks claim an 85% improvement in sound blockage over a standard solid-core door with the 2 1/4-inch thick… » 9/02/08 11:15am 9/02/08 11:15am

How To: Etched LED Glass Door

The dude behind this etched LED glass door is sharing his methods. You'll need some plexiglass, wood, tools, and about 120 LEDs to complete the design pictured above—or you could always do your own thing. Hit the link for the full how-to. [bit-tech forums via Hacked Gadgets] » 2/11/08 7:35pm 2/11/08 7:35pm

Fluxxlab Revolution Door is Eco-Friendly, People-Powered Power Station

The Revolution Door is a concept from New York designers Fluxxlab that puts otherwise-wasted kinetic energy from a revolving office door to good use—generating power. Fluxxlab's rationale is that humans exert a chunk of their own energy when pushing a revolving door around, and it may as well be captured via gears and… » 2/08/08 8:25am 2/08/08 8:25am

Door Transcends Door to Become Ping-Pong Table

It's not that we have any particular dislike for doors, it's just that, growing up in a barn, we never had any use for them. But with our current Balls-of-Fury-infused obsession, the Ping-Pong door is enough to change our minds. Housing a Ping-Pong table within an internal frame, the door...unfolds...for a quick… » 10/25/07 9:15am 10/25/07 9:15am

Touchscreen Samsung Door Lock Looks Better Than Most Cellphones

Although normal locks are fine for the 20th century, these Samsung touchscreen door locks show that you're a man that doesn't settle for last year's technology. These locks, which come in black and silver for $180 (170,000 Won), have a Samsung cellphone-esque touchpad for easy number entry, plus aluminum alloy and… » 8/29/07 8:30pm 8/29/07 8:30pm

ADEL Biometric Keyless Door Lock

For only $199, you can outfit your front door with a biometric fingerprint-recognizing lock that will remember up to 100 prints and is constructed out of stainless steel and PCB sealed with epoxy. In addition to the fingerprints, you can also get in via PIN number or mechanical key, which we guess is a fail-safe if… » 10/02/06 4:15pm 10/02/06 4:15pm

Next Fest 2006: Automatic Door


Not the kind you're used to. This door has many slats with infrared sensors on their tips. When you walk up to it, the slats slide out of the way, conforming to your body. We've written about this, but here's a video of it in action. » 9/28/06 6:10pm 9/28/06 6:10pm

Sound Sensing Door Keyhole Light

After months and months of intense and rigorous research I have made a discovery. It is damn near impossible to get a key into a keyhole when sloshed into oblivion. It took a lot of work, but it is the truth—sorry, folks. This extremely cheap gadget—cheaper than what I would pay for a damn beer nowadays—will help… » 8/11/06 4:26pm 8/11/06 4:26pm

The Stranger Door Knocker

If readers are anything like us—and we suspect you are, since you're reading this—the UPS guy comes to your door bringing goodies almost every other day. So wouldn't it be sadistic to scare the shorts off him with The Stranger door knocker? Yes, yes it would. » 7/19/06 6:15pm 7/19/06 6:15pm