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Optical Design & Engineering

Mirrors don't lie. Mislead? Oh, yes.

Whether made of highly polished metal or of glass with a coating of metal on the back, mirrors have fascinated people for millennia. With their capacity to reflect back nearly all incident light upon them and so recapitulate the scene they face, mirrors are like pieces of dreams, their images hyper-real and profoundly fake.

Full story from New York Times.