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Changes in the speed of sound (or for that matter light) cause sound (or light) waves to bend, a phenomenon known as refraction.
As the medical tent and the waterglass explain, the Shimmer’s prismatic refractions are an allegory, at least in part, for the perceptive warping of human subjectivity.
His oil paintings could be diagrams of the inside of a geode, full of prismatic refractions and swooping diagonal planes.
Humor can be a leavening force, providing needed relief and refraction.
The first stage reduces lipids, which refract light a lot, and the second stage increases the refraction in the organs' surroundings, to better match it to the organ, allowing the light to pass cleanly through.
Most examples in nature — the clear autumn sky, the blue jay’s vibrant feathers, butterfly wing spots — originate in light refraction.
Microwave refraction has been used to detect breast cancers, and Elam and Ljungqvist think it could be applied in still more areas.
Due to the properties of refraction, these small particles can actually be drawn inward to the focal point of the laser.
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The root of refraction is seen in the notion that the path of a ray of light or wave of energy is "broken" when it is deflected or turned. The effects of refraction can be seen in a rainbow, which is formed when light rays passing into (and reflecting out of) water droplets are bent at different angles depending on their color, so that the light separates into bands of color. The amount of refraction depends on the angle and the type of matter; refraction can occur even when passing through different kinds of air. A mirage, such as you might see in the desert or over a patch of asphalt in the summer, occurs when light passing through warm air meets the very hot air near the surface; reflecting the sky, it often resembles a lake.
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