Sunday, May 28, 2006

Theoretical Blueprint for Invisibility Cloak Developed

Electromagnetic waves flowing around a cloak of metamaterials, rendering the object 'invisible'? Although I've read and re-read this article several times, I don't understand most of it. However, it sounds totally amazing, with intriguing possiblities for its use, if it ever gets beyond the theoretical stage. I wouldn't mind wearing such a cloak on occasion, or throwing it over some things I'd rather not see...hmmm...
" Using a new design theory, researchers at Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering and Imperial College London have developed the blueprint for an invisibility cloak. Once devised, the cloak could have numerous uses, from defense applications to wireless communications, the researchers said.

Such a cloak could hide any object so well that observers would be totally unaware of its presence, according to the researchers. In principle, their invisibility cloak could be realized with exotic artificial composite materials called "metamaterials," they said."

Read full report here (

Bloggers of Ontario Unite!

[ Prev 5 | Prev | Next | Next 5 | Random | List | Join ]