a look in the future to see in the past

Hologram Image in Laboratory

Toronto. Russ Forfar is a science nerd as well as once repairing film cameras in the days before electronics took over. Russ sent me a link to this intriguing article in Science Daily. The article, “Need for larger space telescope inspires lightweight flexible holographic lens” appeared in its October 22nd edition and was reprinted from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where the original article was written by Mary L. Martialay.

The article covers a means to create a lens in future that will allow a telescope to “see” exoplanets instead of light points twinkling as stars in the night sky.  You can consider such experiments in lens technology as ‘future history’ …

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