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2Physics Quote:
"Perfect transparency has never been realized in natural transparent solid materials such as glass because of the impedance mismatch with free space or air. As a consequence, there generally exist unwanted reflected waves at the surface of a glass slab. It is well known that non-reflection only occurs at a particular incident angle for a specific polarization, which is known as the Brewster angle effect. Our question is: is it possible to extend the Brewster angle from a particular angle to a wide range of or all angles, so that there is no reflection for any incident angle."
-- Jie Luo, Yuting Yang, Zhongqi Yao, Weixin Lu, Bo Hou, Zhi Hong Hang, Che Ting Chan, Yun Lai

(Read Full Article: "Ultratransparent Media: Towards the Ultimate Transparency"
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Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Through Einstein's Eyes

















Relativistic ride on a roller coaster &
On a desert road at relativistic speed (0.76 times the speed of light)

If you love relativity and get amazed thinking about all its seemingly wierd
concepts and consequences, you would surely like the following websites of
the Physics department of Australian National University (ANU):

Seeing Relativity :
The Australian National University relativistic visualization project has
used supercomputers to simulate what we might see in a world where the
effects of Einstein's theory of special relativity are everyday experiences.
You can also download two extended relativistic optics videos,
Visualizing Special Relativity, and Seeing Relativity, in RealPlayer format.
A complete printer-friendly commentary is also available for the videos.

Through Einstein's Eyes Online :
You may also visit the Through Einstein's Eyes site to find out about their
latest multimedia work on relativistic visualisation.

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