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This giant mirror was originally part of a flight simulator. Its size and near-perfect smoothness makes for astonishing optical (and acoustic) effects.
Where: Bechtel Gallery 3: Seeing & Listening
This curved mirror focuses both light and heat.
Wave the wand quickly and see an image appear.
Light from a real spring bounces off the mirror to form the image you see.
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