Turn walls into mirrors
July 16, 2012 |
Forget X-ray vision. Researchers have found a way to see through surfaces, and around corners too!
When light passes through or bounces off a surface, it gets scattered – this creates the image we see. Scientists have been able to calculate and correct for this scattering effect. That means they can see through semi-transparent surfaces such as skin. They can also use a blank surface, such as a wall, as a ‘mirror’ to see around corners.
Researchers hope to use the technique for medical imaging in future.
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