Researchers Finally Make Automatic Doors As Smart As Star Trek's

Off-screen stage hands ensured the automatic doors on shows like Star Trek and The Next Generation always opened with impeccable timing and speed. And now Japanese robotics researchers have developed an intelligent sensor that could make the automatic doors at your local grocery store far less stupid. » 6/13/14 9:40am 6/13/14 9:40am

Hate Keys? You'll Never Have to Lock This Invisible Secret Door

If you're prone to losing your keys and finding yourself locked out of the house when you get home, you'll want to pay attention to this brilliant home mod by YouTuber oggfaba. Using hardware and lumber you can easily find at any home improvement megalopolis, they created a near invisible secret door that perfectly… » 1/24/13 1:40pm 1/24/13 1:40pm

Weird Revolving Doors Like These Could Save Your Life Someday

Doors are some seriously ancient tech but they have this problem where they can only keep people out if they're closed. This bizarre but clever take on the "revolving door" by a company called Barbecan, on the other hand, aims to get you inside, but simultaenously keep any ne'er-do-wells out. Specifically… » 1/05/13 5:03pm 1/05/13 5:03pm

Disappearing Car Door Revolutionizes Paparazzi Upskirt Photos

The parking spaces at my apartment are so narrow that I have to suck in my gut and shimmy like a burglar on a ledge whenever I get out of my car. If I had this disappearing car door, however, that would be totally unnecessary. We don't want to spoil the video by describing it here, but suffice it to say that if this… » 12/13/07 5:50pm 12/13/07 5:50pm