optics

optics

Making Geometric Images with a Smart Phone and a Teleidoscope
June 2, 2016 · Be The First To Comment

In 1817, Scottish inventor and optical scientist Sir David Brewster invented a tube with opposing mirrors running through it and beads of colored glass in one end. He called it the “kaleidoscope,” a word whose Greek roots mean “beautiful shape viewer,” which most of us have peered through and hooted in awe at around kindergarten […]

Educator How-To: The eyes have it in this DIY optical illusion
June 23, 2014 · Be The First To Comment

Your eyes are amazing sensory organs. They help you understand shape, color and form, judge distance and alert you to potential dangers. What you perceive as “seeing” is actually the result of a complex series of events that occur between your brain, your eyes and the world around you. Light reflected from an object passes […]

I can’t find my reading glasses, but I’ll manage.
November 17, 2008 · Be The First To Comment

You’ve probably noticed the magnifying effect of a glass of water or any other clear beverage (the black text to the right of the glass is the same size as the black text behind the glass): And you probably have some idea that the magnification has to do with the curved shape of the glass and the water it contains: […]


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