Archived Pages from 20th Century!!
|Discover some of the amazing secrets of magic mirrors.|
|Here is an optical illusion to get you going...|
|...and a scientific puzzle. And the answer!|
|Dots before the eyes?|
|Explore the moon illusion.|
|Meet a Professor of Illusion.|
NEW - Chinese Singing Fountain Bowl!
|Other places to go.|
Strange Story of Napoleon's Wallpaper
A few years ago, while making a radio programme, David Jones, a scientist at the University of Newcastle, asked the radio audience if anyone knew the colour of Napoleon's wallpaper on St Helena, since this might help clear up a historical mystery. What happened then was 'the greatest bit of good fortune of my scientific career...'
Stephen Herbert calls into question one of the fundamental principles upon which the cinema is believed to work.
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