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A New Reflection in the Mirror

A research group has devised a new type of mirror that reverses the magnetic field of a light wave upon reflection, rather than its electric field, as regular mirrors do. Seems like a minor difference? It's ...

Jan 10, 2007 4.3 / 5 (95) 0 feature

A Test of the Copernican Principle

The Copernican principle states that the Earth is not the center of the universe, and that, as observers, we don’t occupy a special place. First stated by Copernicus in the 16th century, today the idea is ...

May 22, 2008 4.3 / 5 (93) 37 feature

Robot builds itself for special tasks

In one of the latest studies on autonomous robots, scientists sat back and watched as their robot created itself out of smaller robotic modules. The result, called “swarm-bot,” comes in many varieties, ...

Feb 22, 2007 4.4 / 5 (90) 0 feature

3D Display Offers Glimpse of Future Media

(PhysOrg.com) -- The 3D objects in the display box may at first look like a product of smoke-and-mirrors trickery. That impression would be about half right, as a rapidly spinning mirror is one important component ...

Nov 10, 2008 4.6 / 5 (86) 14 weblog