Drexel Prof Finds The First New Things To Do With Mirrors Since The 1980s


They’ve had mirrors like this in Australia for years.

Drexel Mathematics professor Andrew Hicks has been setting the nerd-blog community reeling with his series of unusual mirrors. Hicks has designed a half-dozen new types of reflective surfaces that may or may not have any true application. He created a mirror that doesn’t reverse its image, a rear-view mirror that is SOOO much better than the ones on your Stanza, and a mirror that is designed to help robots climb stairs. (John Connor is probably turning over in his womb.) While this series of tiny funhouse mirrors may seem to you as a mere pause along your quest for the end of the interweb, it’s safe to say that this is the coolest/most exciting/sexy thing that has ever happened to the Physics & Math section of NewScientist.com. The sad truth is that hours upon hours of mathy toil has been reduced to a few half-hearted clicks of a mouse. Enjoy!

  • mrpalomar

    Call me a nerd, but this is so cool it makes me a little giddy.