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Explains the optical principles and technology behind cameras (SLR and point-and-shoot) and photography. From HowStuffWorks.com.
Certain patterns confuse your eyes and brain, causing you to misjudge the size of a circle, or the length of a line. This site contains a shockwave demonstrations of an optical illusion.
A Marvin and Milo activity about light and scattering. All you need is a large clear straight sided glass, water, milk, torch and darkened room.
How an optical effect called superior mirage makes mountains appear bigger than they actually are.
Clifford G. Shull (1915 - 2001) received the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1994 for pioneering contributions to the development of neutron scattering techniques for studies of condensed matter.
Covers the law of refraction including interactive Java tutorials. Links to ideas of fluorescence, diffraction, polarization, reflection, scattering, and Virtual microscopy (Virtual scanning electron ...
Petrus (Peter) Josephus Wilhelmus Debye (1884 - 1966) was a physical chemist whose investigations of dipole moments, X rays, and light scattering in gases brought him the 1936 Nobel Prize for ...
Includes a number of games about light and colour - reflection, spectrum, speed of light, optical illusions and refraction. Teachers notes available.
A site designed to make the work of NOAO more accessible to students and teachers, with general information about astronomy, and educational materials
Certain patterns confuse your eyes and brain, causing you to misjudge the size of a circle, or the length of a line. This site contains shockwave demonstrations of a number of optical illusions.
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