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Invisibility cloak…now possible?

Posted on February 17th, 2009 by Becky.
Categories: All posts, Books, Technology.

Harry goes invisible

Whenever I read articles like Invisible Cloak Closer Than Ever to Reality, I usually think two thoughts: 1) I can’t believe the amazing advances of science, and 2) I can’t believe there are people whose *job* is to try to make something invisible. Where can I apply for that job?! Anyway, for those of you Harry Potter fans who thought Harry’s special cloak was a thing of fantasy, read on:

An invisibility cloak for visible light could be made within six months, say scientists from Duke University, who, in a new paper published today in Science, explain how to hide objects from a dramatically extended range of wave lengths. “I think that within six months it’s certainly viable [a cloak for visible light],” said David Smith, a professor at Duke University and author of the Science paper.

What do you think? Is there anything else in a supposed “fantasy” book or movie that you’ve seen become reality, or that you really hope will become possible?


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