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Soon possible to make people & objects invisible???

Postby stomperrob » Tue Aug 12, 2008 1:03 am

Hmm...

Monday, August 11, 2008
Scientists say they're closer to invisibility cloak
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

WASHINGTON - Scientists say they are a step closer to developing materials that could render people and objects invisible.

Researchers have demonstrated for the first time they were able to cloak three-dimensional objects using artificially engineered materials that redirect light around the objects.

Previously, they only have been able to cloak very thin two-dimensional objects.

The findings, by scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, led by Xiang Zhang, are to be released later this week in the journals Nature and Science.

The new work moves scientists a step closer to hiding people and objects from visible light, which could have broad applications, including military ones.

People can see objects because they scatter the light that strikes them, reflecting some of it back to the eye.

Cloaking uses materials, known as metamaterials, to deflect radar, light or other waves around an object, like water flowing around a smooth rock in a stream.

Metamaterials are mixtures of metal and circuit board materials such as ceramic, Teflon or fibrecomposite. They are designed to bend visible light in a way ordinary materials don't.

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Re: Soon possible to make people & objects invisible???

Postby dream_017 » Tue Aug 12, 2008 7:11 am

You are all invisible to me ;-7
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Re: Soon possible to make people & objects invisible???

Postby JasonSeahorn » Tue Aug 12, 2008 8:59 am

They've been working on this for a while, it's all pretty interesting if you are into physics/technology.

I recommend this book to learn more about invisibility (it has a section dedicated to metamaterials) and it talks about a lot other stuff you see in science fiction.

http://www.amazon.com/Physics-Impossible-Scientific-Exploration-Teleportation/dp/0385520697/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1218549545&sr=8-1
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