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Curved mirror eliminates blind spot

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Curved mirrors alone are not news; a mirror with an "objects in mirror are closer than they appear" warning features a curve that affords the driver a wider-than-normal field of view. This greater field of view comes at a price -- that's why the warning is there -- images are distorted, reducing the effectiveness of the mirror. Earlier this month Drexel University mathematics professor Dr. R. Andrew Hicks was awarded a patent for a new kind of mirror. Basically, Hicks...

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