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Posts tagged mirror

April 3, 2012

 

a journal with a latin palindrome and the words

Getting It Backwards

Why are letters reversed in a mirror? Try this experiment with pen and paper.

April 2, 2012

 

a baby looking in the mirror

Reflection

You may notice in a mirror that words are backwards in the reflection, but it's actually more than words that are reversed; it's everything!

April 15, 2010

 

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How A Rear-View Mirror Works

You're driving along at night and suddenly you're blinded by light. You flick the tab on your rear-view mirror... what happens next?

May 6, 2008

 

Light on Hand from Reflection

Photon Tennis

Here's a perplexing question involving an everyday object, how can light bounce off a mirror?

August 21, 2007

 

Looking through one-way glass

One Way Glass

Today we will unveil the magic behind one-way glass. The trick is simpler than you might think. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

June 19, 2007

 

Lit Candle in Dark

A Candle in the Dark

You light a candle in a dark room. Now suppose a mirror is brought in. Is the room brighter?

September 27, 2003

 

How Two-way Mirrors Work

Like all mirrors, two-way mirrors have a reflective coating. However, while the reflecting coating on regular mirrors is dense and returns all the light that strikes its surface, the reflective coating on two-way mirrors is more sparse.

September 27, 2003

 

Bloodshot Eyes

“Bloodshot” is precisely the right term to describe what happens when something irritates the eyes.

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