The Polarization Paradox

Submitted by: MacGuffin 4 years ago Science

A demonstration of some surprising properties of polarized light.
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Male 1,569
wow, I actually learned something on I-A-B :)
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Male 5,019
MacGuffin i love you.

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Male 36,561
@MacGuffin, did you submit this ages ago? I recall seeing it in the Live Subs or something.

Anyhow, the explaination is simple, if counter-intuative.
The "filter" doesn`t block all the light, but most of it, and the rest is "oriented" a certain way. The second filter blocks those oriented that way.
BUT when you put a 3rd filter in the middle, the orientation is changed! Now the 2rd (closest to the camera) filter lets most of the light pass through it!

Elementary!
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Male 5,413
Interesting :)
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Male 365
It`s a fairly interesting set of facts, but the presentation (ie, his voice) was awful.
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Male 37,914

huh?
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Male 6,737
I CAN DO EDUCASHUNZ COS I WATCH DULL VIDEOZ.
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Male 1,471
It makes perfect sense, in a quantum mechanical sort of way.. There`s not really a paradox, other than it being quantum mechanics, which is pretty counter intuitive..
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Male 4,746
The Quantum world is amazing.
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Male 2,855
paradox?
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Male 2,551
Okay I wasn`t able to watch it all. As interesting as it sounded, his voice was far too monotone and dull.
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Female 2,602
Link: The Polarization Paradox [Rate Link] - A demonstration of some surprising properties of polarized light.
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