Non-reversing Mirror Developed

non-reversingNow this is boggling my mind!

We’ve all got used to seeing our reversed selves in the mirror yeah?

And although when applying eye-liner and lipstick can become a bit of an issue (apparently 😉 ) we get by just fine.

Also when checking for cyclists in your wing-mirrors you don’t really care what their T-shirt reads before giving them a gentle nudge do you?

Well, all that may change as a rather clever chap has devised a non-reversing mirror!

No, really!

[Andrew] Hicks, a mathematician at Drexel University, Philadelphia, used computer algorithms to generate the mirror’s bizarre surface, which curves and bends in different directions. The curves direct rays from an object across the mirror’s face before sending them back to the viewer, flipping the conventional mirror image.

See, told you it was clever stuff.

Check out more of this at the New Scientist as well as the gallery of Anamorphic Art.