It seems like every year, hurricanes are getting bigger and more dangerous. Is there any way to make hurricanes less intense?
Why are letters reversed in a mirror? Try this experiment with pen and paper.
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!
These bouncing balls show you the path light would take when it reflects off the back of a real spoon (although light bounces into your eye, not out of it).
The narrow range of angles at which the colors are reflected is the key to why rainbows must be curved.
You light a candle in a dark room. Now suppose a mirror is brought in. Is the room brighter?
Some scientists think that we have the materials and know how to make invisibility a reality!
When you flick the little tab beneath your car's rear-view mirror, have you ever wondered how the mirror is able to dim reflected headlights?
Their descendants were even more vain, so in 16th century Venice mirror makers discovered the technique of backing a piece of glass with a reflecting metal composed of tin and mercury, producing a much clearer reflection.
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.