Posts Tagged ‘forerunners’

Ancient Asian Technology: Chinese Mirrors And Forerunners Of The X-Ray

Mirrors appear in a wide range of human cultures throughout history. The idea of an image somehow floating, disembodied and separate from the person looking — shining on a piece of polished stone or metal and reflecting the person’s body — certainly is beguiling. Literary and philosophical passages discussing mirrors are found in early Greek, […]

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