You've been there a hundred times. You get to your car in the morning and a thick layer of frost is there to greet you. You turned the car on, cranked up the defroster, then scraped for what feels like forever. It's one of our least favorite things to do, but if new electro-pulse technology works as well as advertised, none of us will have to deal with this frozen situation much longer.

The defrost tech, created by Ice Engineering, is already installed on the 489-foot-tall Uddevalla cable bridge in Sweden and on a 107,639-square-foot glass dome of a mall in Moscow City. The defroster utilizes a 20,000-kilowatts-per-square-meter jolt of electricity to zap away ice in a matter of seconds, and it can work on cars, too.

Ice Engineering is currently testing a thin, transparent, electrically conductive film applied to the windshield. With about four seconds of high voltage energy, the ice loses its bond with the windshield, making clean-up a snap. The 20,000-kilowatt surge is actually a big energy-saver versus the eight minutes it takes the defroster to perform the same task. Eliminate the need to start your car and let it sit in the driveway, and you're saving several minutes of wasted fuel, while also cutting your CO2 footprint. If you live in an area that experiences plenty of frost, we're sure this will sound as good to you as it does to us. Thanks for the tip, Toy Yoda!

[Source: Sciam]

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