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  1. #1 FlickofaswitchMirror 
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    How about this: The glass frame of the mirror, or the layer on the outside, is a conducter, thru which a current is applied. Inside the mirror is an oil suspending little nano-chips of a reflective metal, that is magnetic. During transparency, the metal chips are polarized and allow light to pass, via the mag field from the transparent conductor. But when the sides of the mirror redirect the current, the metal chips polarize vertically, like a nanoscopic blind, and make a large sheet that is reflective, collectively.

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      It seems like there should be easier ways to construct such a device. Something involving liquid crystal (like LCDs) sounds a lot simpler to me, but I don't know enough to say whether or not it'd actually work.

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