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Schlieren experiment 300 years ago

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Schlieren techniques for making visible density gradients in transparent media seem to be older than had been supposed. Robert Hooke developed a method of this kind as early as 1672 but, unlike Christian Huygens, who described a similar technique in 1685, obviously aroused no interest.

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