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Articles related to optics

Browse: Dentists Fall for Cavity Illusion
An optical illusion is causing dentists to drill unnecessarily large holes in their patients' teeth.
Browse: New Views with Metamaterial Lens
A lens made from metamaterials – a mixture of metal and plastic – would have properties different from anything in nature and increase our capacity to observe objects like small melanomas with greater clarity.
Browse: Lasers Pick Atoms Apart
Light could be used to pick apart a substance atom by atom, paving the way for new ways to produce nanoscale diamond devices according to research published in Nature Communications.
Up Close: Refracted brilliance: How nature’s structures produce colour
Physicist Professor Ullrich Steiner explains how nature generates vibrant colors, as seen in many butterflies and beetles, through the structure of materials, and how these properties can be usefully reproduced.