New mirrors reflect text the right way round

non-reversing-mirror.jpgMathematician Andrew Hicks is clever. So clever, in fact, that he’s managed to work out how to get a mirror to display text that displays the correct way around, as in the picture above. Mightily impressive, no?

He’s also done some other faintly magical stuff with mirrors, including a wing mirror that can display a 45 degree field-of-view, undistorted, and a mirror that reflects 360 degrees around you, again with no distortion.

Check out the full gallery of mirror fun at New Scientist.

By Duncan Geere | February 24th, 2009





Duncan GeereNew mirrors reflect text the right way round
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