Category Archives: Mirror Science

Mirrors to Create the Largest Telescope Ever Built

Scientists in the Steward Observatory Mirror Lab at the University of Arizona are taking on a project that many critics deemed impossible: to create the largest telescope ever built.  Nicknamed the Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT), the telescope will acquire images … Continue reading

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Humans Can Recognize Themselves in the Mirror…But Can Birds?

When a woman looks in the mirror, she is able to recognize her own reflection. She may think she is having a great hair day or detect new wrinkles, but she is undoubtedly aware that she is looking at herself. … Continue reading

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Mirrors may help to relieve arthritis pain

As women, it can be difficult for all of us to have a good relationship with the mirror! However, science occasionally encourages us to adjust this attitude. The following summary highlights the key points of an article entitled “Mirrors can … Continue reading

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When Someone With Anorexia Looks in the Mirror What Does She/He See?

Peter Maffly-Kipp, Chaplain at the UNC Eating Disorders Program pointed us toward this interesting study of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). The research question addressed the perplexing issue of distorted self-image in anorexia nervosa. What might be going on in … Continue reading

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