Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Unnecessary Superpowers: Seeing Polarized Light

“Once you see it, you can’t unsee it”*

Earlier this fall, I conversed with my coworker, Julie, about what superpower we would choose. She mentioned that she and another coworker, Rob, were interested in learning how to see different types of light. I immediately grew excited because this seemed like an attainable superpower. I decided to focus on seeing polarized light.

During my search, I even found a website that listed seeing polarized light as a useless superpower. My search ended with Haidinger’s Brush, the manifestation of how humans see polarized light.