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Nondistorting Mirror Receives Patent

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PHILADELPHIA, June 8, 2012 — A subtly curved side mirror that eliminates dangerous blind spots for drivers has been issued a patent. Invented by Drexel University math professor Dr. R. Andrew Hicks, the new mirror dramatically increases the field of view with minimal distortion by using a mathematical algorithm that precisely controls the angle of light bouncing off the curving mirror. “Imagine that the mirror’s surface is made of many smaller mirrors turned to different angles, like a disco ball,” Hicks said. “The algorithm is a set of calculations to manipulate the direction of each...Read full article

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