Transparent OLED Rear-View Mirror

Transparent OLED Rear-View Mirror 

Transparent OLED Rear-View Mirror

It seems as though auto makers can never decide in what arena they would like to challenge the competition. One day it’s all about horsepower, the next it’s about fuel economy and by the end of the week it’s about in-car technology. While this drives prices down and brings the overall quality up, it also eventually leads to the question of “do I really need that?”

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Lamps With A 3D Effect

Lamps With A 3D Effect 

Marcus Tremento is has an original lighting idea here. He’s created LD Sconces, intriguing lighting fixtures that conjure up uncanny 3D effects with glowing wire. Bending neon-like pieces of cool-running electroluminescent wire into familiar shapes and then combining them with a mirror-like backdrop, the artist proves himself to be quite the illusionista.

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Neuroscientists Create “Body Swapping” Illusion

Nueroscientists Create “Body Swapping” Illusion 

From the outside, psychotherapy can look like an exercise in self-absorption. In fact, though, therapists often work to pull people out of themselves: to see their behavior from the perspective of a loved one, for example, or to observe their own thinking habits from a neutral distance.

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Trying On Clothes In A Virtual Mirror

Trying On Clothes In A Virtual Mirror

Wouldn’t it be nice if we could shop for clothes without constantly having to try them on in the fitting room? The vision could soon become a reality thanks to the “virtual mirror” presented by Fraunhofer researchers at the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin from August 29 to September 3. This mirror-like display enables shoppers to see themselves wearing different items of clothing without having to undo a single button.

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Mirrors Don’t Lie, But Do They Mislead

Mirrors Don’t Lie, But Do They Mislead

For the bubbleheaded young Narcissus of myth, the mirror spun a fatal fantasy, and the beautiful boy chose to die by the side of a reflecting pond rather than leave his “beloved” behind. For the aging narcissist of Shakespeare’s 62nd sonnet, the mirror delivered a much-needed whack to his vanity, the sight of a face “beated and chopp’d with tann’d antiquity” underscoring the limits of self-love.

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