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nothing like several days of moisture trapped in your car to create frost on the inside of the windshield during a cold snap.

a thought i had while scraping That Maddeningly Thin But Still Opaque Layer Of Frost off all of my car's windows, except the rear windshield: we should really have front windshield defrosters. not the fan kind, the heating element kind. surely we can find a way to make those transparent, no?

Posted on Wednesday, January 17, 2007 at 08:40AM by Registered Commentermdog | Comments6 Comments

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Man, couldn't agree more!! As I was running late for work I thought 'this little bit of frost won't take long to scrape off'...well, needless to say, minutes later and only one area on the windshield clear I realized I was not reckoning with the usual frost!:)

Jan 17, 2007 at 09:30AM | Unregistered Commentercd

i just took my wife's car... it was in the garage.

But yea... it seems to me that someone could invent such a device!

Jan 17, 2007 at 10:23AM | Unregistered Commenterpaul

I'll get someone at MIT on that right away.

saving the planet one problem at a time,
rachelm at mit dot edu

Jan 17, 2007 at 10:27PM | Unregistered Commenterrachel

i knew i could count on you.

Jan 18, 2007 at 08:24AM | Registered Commentermdog

I have a friend who had a Land Rover and it actually did have a front windshield defroster. The defroster was made of these teeny-tiny thin lines in a grid (like graph paper), so you could see it, but only if you were focusing your gaze on the windshield itself.

And the friend? Well, he got rid of that piece of crap and got some kind of BMW Z-something-or-other. I do believe his car is worth more than my house. *sigh*

Jan 18, 2007 at 11:28PM | Unregistered CommenterErin

oy. i mean is that really necessary? awesome on the grid defroster though. i am behind on the technology, it seems.

welcome, btw. i will assume you are erin of the cincinnati crew...

Jan 19, 2007 at 08:15AM | Registered Commentermdog

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