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Tag Archives: Light
What if you could power a ship using sunlight instead of wind? Well in space, you can! Solar sails or light sails are pushed with light from the sun. Photons provide a kick when they reflect off the sail pushing … Continue reading
Why do mirrors appear to flip images horizontally but not vertically?
The physics behind rainbows and surprising facts about rainbows.
This is a really useful applet to show the path that light rays take out of a lens or mirror and how those rays form real or virtual images. It also includes calculations of the position and size of images. … Continue reading
The Lawrence Livermore lab posted this gorgeous old poster of the electromagnetic spectrum onto its Flickr page. It’s an amazing artifact of scientific education from 1944, complete with images of retro radio equipment, hospital radium rays and one of the first commercially … Continue reading