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Re: 'Invisibility Cloak' Could Shield Objects From View
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2006, 06:34:41 am »
whow, coool! living in this age gets better and better!
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Re: 'Invisibility Cloak' Could Shield Objects From View
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2006, 06:41:44 am »
Is that cloack for real?  ???

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Re: 'Invisibility Cloak' Could Shield Objects From View
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2006, 09:03:41 am »
Is that cloack for real?  ???

Not the one in the picture. Read the articles.

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Re: 'Invisibility Cloak' Could Shield Objects From View
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2006, 12:32:51 pm »
This was on the news quite a while ago.

Actually, I'm a little surprised that it's taken you so long to post this, Slartibartfast.
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Re: 'Invisibility Cloak' Could Shield Objects From View
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2006, 02:34:32 pm »
Hmm, interesting. I read about the Metamaterials in SciAm. We're still a while away, the metamaterials are still on the size of millimeters, and we need them on the size of atoms. So we haven't gotten them to work on visible light, but microwaves do work. The only instance of a metamaterial working on visible wavelengths was when researchers placed a thin piece of silver on some words. The silver (at that distance) contained both the properties for metamaterials, so it actually resolved light to wavelengths smaller than itself.