The Cone of Silence

In Get Smart, the 1960s TV spy comedy, secret agents wanting a private conversation would deploy the “cone of silence”, a clear plastic contraption lowered over the agents’ heads. It never worked – they couldn’t hear each other, while eavesdroppers could pick up every word. Now a modern cone of silence that we are assured will work is being patented by engineers Joe Paradiso and Yasuhiro Ono of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Full New Scientist Article

Gosh, I loved that show . . .

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One Response to The Cone of Silence

  1. sister says:

    Oh, how I love The Cone of Silence!

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