Magic material is both a reflecting mirror and a see through window

No, it's not a one way mirror. It's much cooler than that. MIT scientists have invented a new invisible mirror that can show reflections like a typical mirror but also be see through like a window. The magic is in the alternating 84 ultra thin layers typical glass and tantalum oxide. It's a mirror but when you spin… » 4/19/14 1:35am 4/19/14 1:35am

Otto Suction Spy Speaker Lets You Hear Your Parents Argue

The Otto may look like one of those suction cup gadgets that turns any surface into a sound generating speaker, but it's actually more like a stethoscope than a speaker. If you latch it onto a window, a wall or a glass of ice water, you can hear "subtle tremors and vibrations." Because if you have to listen to your… » 1/29/08 12:50pm 1/29/08 12:50pm

"Daylight" Hotel Concept Keeps Depression at Bay

This "Daylight" concept from Phillips is being touted as "the hotel room of the future" thanks to a window that can be customized to suit the visitor's preferences. Guests can change the ambiance, lighting, block out noise, and add some awesome virtual foliage with a simple wave of the arm. In time, Phillips hopes… » 11/02/07 6:10pm 11/02/07 6:10pm