posted on Nov, 22 2011 @ 02:26 PM
Originally posted by CLPrime
This isn't a process that can be run backwards.
Abstract: Imagine a mirror that reflects more light than was incident, that reflects a beam into the same direction regardless of the mirror's
tilt, that eliminates image distortions by causing light rays to retrace their paths as if running backward in time, and that when looked at allows
the observer to see absolutely nothing.
Science fiction, you say? Well, such mirrors have been the subject of intense investigation both here at Los Alamos and at other research laboratories
around the world. Not only do they exist, but their practical applications may be far-reaching.
"I don't understand . . .' " said Alice. "It's dreadfully confusing!"
"That's the effect of living backwards," the Queen said kindly: "it
always makes one a little giddy at first- ''
"Living backwards!" Alice repeated in great astonishment. "I never
heard of such a thing!"
Through the Looking Glass with Phase Conjugation
Los Alamos National Laboratory
A Famous Knight once said...
"When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is
impossible, he is very probably wrong." - Sir Arthur Clarke's First Law
edit on 22-11-2011 by zorgon because: (no reason given)