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    Easy instructional video on how to make a polarized light mosaic out of everyday items. Great project to do at home or for students learning about light polarization.
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    This video is about Bell's Theorem, one of the most fascinating results in 20th century physics.  Learn more about polarization and quantum mechanics in this video by Minute Physics. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcqZHYo7ONs
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    The kaleidoscope consists of two polarized filters on top of each other. By rotating the filters the colors and composition changes because of the polarization. See this Design student’s example. https://www.behance.net/gallery/14306539/Kaleidoscope
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    Using transparent tape and polarizing material, you can make and project beautifully colored patterns reminiscent of abstract or geometric stained-glass windows. Rotating the polarizer as you view the patterns makes the colors change. https://www.exploratorium.edu/snacks/polarized-light-mosaic
  • Spy Tech: Polarized Hidden Messages
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    This video is about simple experiment with polarized light. All you need is polarized glasses (for 3D films) and LCD monitor as source of polarized light. Take some transparent plastic things and get ready to say "WOW!".
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