Time Reversed Electromagnetic Waves (IMAGE) Advanced Science Research Center, GC/CUNY Caption (a) Conventional spatial reflections: A person sees their face when they look into a mirror, or when they speak the echo comes back in the same order. (b) Time reflections: The person sees their back when they look into a mirror, and they see themselves in different colors. They hear their echoes in a reversed order, similar to a rewound tape. (c) Illustration of the experimental platform used to realize time reflections. A control signal (in green) is used to uniformly activate a set of switches distributed along a metal stripline. Upon closing/opening the switches, the electromagnetic impedance of this tailored metamaterial is abruptly decreased/increased, causing a broadband forward-propagating signal (in blue) to be partially time-reflected, (in red) with all its frequencies converted. (Adapted from Nature Physics) Credit Andrea Alu Usage Restrictions All Rights Reserved License Original content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.