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when light passes sharp edges or goes through narrow slits the rays are deflected and produce fringes of light and dark bands

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When white light is refracted all the different colours that make up white light bend at a slightly different angle so all the different colours separate.
The behavior of metamaterials can be used to make light bend in the 'wrong' direction; enabling unusual lenses and invisibility cloaks.
In 2006, scientists showed how to make light bend around an object so that the object appears not to be there.
Rays of light bend as they pass through rising air currents.
When light passes through a prism, the light bends and separates, and the different colors are scattered.
The only reason that we can see it after this is because light bends as it passes through the Earth's atmosphere.
The more light bends, the less it wants to focus into a single plane.
47am the moon should take on a reddish colour as light bends across the surface.
9780778705215) considers how light bends, how it's blocked, and where it comes from, HOW DOES SOUND CHANGE?