David Kirkpatrick

May 14, 2009

Invisibility cloak, plus

Yep, news on invisibility cloaks  returns once again. This time with a twist — metamaterials that can go beyond a simple cloak of invisibility and actually create the illusion of a totally different object in place of the one being cloaked.

Via KurzweilAI.net:

Illusion Cloak Makes One Object Look like Another
The physics arXiv blog, May 13, 2009

Metamaterials could be used for an even more exotic effect than invisibility cloaks: to create the illusion that a different objectis present, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology researchers say.

 
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1 Comment »

  1. This post has been linked for the HOT5 Daily 5/15/2009, at The Unreligious Right

    Comment by UNRR — May 15, 2009 @ 6:06 am


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