mirrors stories

 
The inherent lack of functionality in car door mirrors is baffling. They're designed to do one thing, but since they all have dangerous blind spots, they're doing a consistently terrible job at that thing. A math professor from Drexel has just gotten a patent on a system to fix this: it's not a fancy blind spot detection system, it's just a very clever mirror that doesn't suck.
 
Mirrors, due to their natural properties, reverse things when you look into them. That's why the writing on your shirt looks backwards in a mirror. That's not a big problem for most people, but mathematician Andrew Hicks, it was a...