Thursday, March 18, 2010

I'm Already Invisible to Servers in Restaurants

Researchers create 3-D invisibility cloak: study: "European researchers have taken the world a step closer to fictional wizard Harry Potter's invisibility cape after they made an object disappear using a three-dimensional 'cloak,' a study published Thursday in the US-based journal Science showed.

Scientists from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany and Imperial College London used the cloak, made using photonic crystals with a structure resembling piles of wood, to conceal a small bump on a gold surface, they wrote in Science.

'It's kind of like hiding a small object underneath a carpet -- except this time the carpet also disappears,' they said."

2 comments:

Cap'n Bob Napier said...

I go to LA and when I come back I find your blog has a totally new look. It's unsettling, Bill.

As for invisibility, I've never been noticed in my life unless it's to catch the blame for something.

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It really is a breakthrough. Though for now they only have been able to hide what isn't visible to normal eyes but I guess with time, scientists will be able to make humans invisible.