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Mirror, Mirror OFF the Wall: Woman Went Mirror-Free for 1 Year

When she was shopping for a wedding gown, bride-to-be Kjerstin Gruys realized how she was stressed over her body image. So the 29-year-old PhD student in sociology decided to embark on an experiment of [...]

Robot Recognizes Self in the Mirror

Justin Hart and Brian Scassellati of Yale University have taught a humanoid robot named Nico to recognize its own reflection in the mirror: Nico is the centrepiece of a unique experiment to see whether a [...]

Do You See Yourself in the Mirror?

When you see yourself in the mirror every morning, who do you really see? Photographer Tom Hussey’s elderly dad said that he still felt young, like he was in his twenties, and that whenever he looked in the mirror, [...]

Le Miroir

Where did the time go. Antoine Tinguely and Laurent Fauchère (credited as Ramon and Pedro in the film) created this short film Le Miroir (The Mirror) that depicts the poignant story of life, as [...]

Laptop Mirror

Brian J. Noggle writes, “I am the only person in the entire planet who owns a mirror that says PROPERTY OF ENVISION on the back.” He gutted an old laptop computer and added a mirror to make this cute wall hanging. Link

New Driver Side Mirror Eliminates the Blind Spot

Of course, you could have such a mirror already. It would just be curved enough to cover the blind spot to the rear and left of the driver. But that curve would also distort the image, leaving the driver uncertain about the location of objects in the mirror. Thankfully, Drexel University mathematician R. Andrew Hick’s [...]

Quantum Physicists Create Light Out of Nothing

Someone told you that you can’t create something out of nothing? Why, sure you can! At least in the quirky world of quantum physics. Physicists have created light out of nothing by simulating moving a mirror [...]

Haunting Images in Half-Silvered Mirrors

If you have a guest room, hang one of these mirrors in it. Don’t explain what it is. Deny that there’s a picture of a child and assert that it’s just a mirror. Thanks to the creative work of Etsy seller Sandy Ervin, you’ll have a good prank in the works. Link -via Boing Boing

Puppy Confused by His Own Reflection

(Video Link) There’s a puppy in that mirror! But where is he? I can see him, but he’s not behind the mirror. What’s going on here? via Urlesque

The Strange-face-in-the-mirror Illusion

The old parlor trick of staring at yourself in a mirror until your face starts to change has now been studied scientifically. Giovanni Caputo led a study in which 50 people tried the trick and reported their reactions. At the end of a 10 min session of mirror gazing, the participant was asked to write what [...]