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Disco ball-inspired side-view mirror eliminates the blind spot

by Scott Burgess (RSS feed) on Jun 13th, 2012 at 8:31AM

The view behind a Drexel University professor has never looked better, wider or less distorted than with his all-new rear view mirror that eliminates blind spots. "Imagine that the mirror's surface is made of many smaller mirrors turned to different angles, like a disco ball," said R. Andrew Hicks, a mathematics professor at Drexel, who received a patent on his mirror in May. Hicks developed an algorithm to control the angle light bounces off the mirror making his curved mirror not act like a curved mirror. The mirror has a field of view of 45 degrees, while most regular rear view mirrors... Read More

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