Latest Cloak Stories

2014-01-07 14:19:57

With the emergence of metamaterials and transformation optics in the past few years, invisibility has become a scientific possibility that has attracted sustainable research interest. Recently, a review paper, entitled "Invisibility cloak from forward design to inverse design", published in SCIENCE CHINA Information Sciences, 2013, Vol. 56, reviewed design methodologies and experimental developments of the invisibility cloak from a practical perspective. The recent transition from a forward...

Battery-Powered Cloaking Device In The Works At U Texas
2013-12-19 08:09:17

Gerard LeBlond for redorbit.com - Your Universe Online The first battery-powered cloaking device is being designed by researchers at the University of Texas. The use of an external source of power will greatly expand its bandwidth of operation. Andrea Alu is the associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Cockrell School of Engineering in Austin, Texas. He and his team have proposed the design of a cloaking device (active cloak) powered by a...

Invisibility Cloak Chinese
2013-12-10 13:00:06

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Chinese government is funding research projects in an attempt to create the world’s first invisibility cloak. The government has funded at least 40 research teams over the past three years to develop something that has only been seen in movies like Harry Potter. According to a report by the South China Morning Post, scientists working on the project said Beijing believes the technology could lead to wider technological...

Quest For ‘Invisibility Cloak’ Remains Elusive, It So Appears
2013-11-12 07:43:18

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Limitations in current cloaking technology allow objects to be temporarily concealed at only narrow wavelengths of light or microwaves, while many newer designs actually make things more visible, experts at the University of Texas acknowledged on Monday. Current cloaking devices, which are made of a variety of materials such as planes of glass, work by bending light around objects to make them temporarily invisible. Scientists...

2013-06-25 23:20:07

New screen protector with patented ZAGG technology has a unique, bubble-free application process. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 25, 2013 TYLT, a leader in smartphone accessories, today launched the CLOAK Invisible Screen Protector. With patented ZAGG technology, the CLOAK Invisible Screen Protector provides an easy, bubble-free application process. The CLOAK kit includes two Screen Protectors, application solution, a mini squeegee, and complete instructions. Tailored for simplicity, the...

Duke University Engineers Create Invisibility Cloak With 3D Printer
2013-05-06 15:11:00

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Duke University engineers are developing a way for you to create your own visibility cloak with a 3D printer. Three-dimensional printing is growing in popularity, and the cost for a MakerBot Replicator 2 is now just $2,199. Scientists are also working harder and harder to turn Harry Potter's invisibility cloak into a reality. A group wrote in the New Journal of Physics in March about how they developed a new cloak that is able...

Metascreen Makes Invisibility Cloaks A Potential Reality
2013-03-26 18:29:53

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Harry Potter had one, and maybe one day so will you, if the new invisibility cloak method described in the New Journal of Physics comes to fruition. US researchers have developed a new cloak that is just micrometers thick and is able to hide three-dimensional objects from microwaves in their natural environment, in all directions from all the observers' positions. Previously, scientists have developed invisibility cloaks that...

Researcher Improving On Invisibility Cloak Concepts
2012-11-12 12:57:49

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The idea of an invisibility cloak is an attractive one to the human psyche. The ability to be present when we´re thought to be absent is a juicy prospect. Not only could we finally find out what people say about us behind our backs, but we´d also be able to watch people without being detected, as well as play some of the world´s greatest pranks. Now, in the latest attempt to turn science fiction into science...

'Trapped Rainbow' Effect Demonstrated By Invisibility Cloak Array
2012-05-26 04:42:44

Researchers from the Towson University and University of Maryland announced on Friday that they had essentially trapped a rainbow, assembling an array consisting of over 25,000 miniature invisibility cloaks to slow light to a near halt. The invisibility cloak array, which lead author Dr. Vera Smolyaninova and colleagues describe in the latest edition of the Institute of Physics' and German Physical Society's New Journal of Physics, is the first device of its kind and is comprised of cloaks...

2012-05-25 10:43:09

Many people anticipating the creation of an invisibility cloak might be surprised to learn that a group of American researchers has created 25 000 individual cloaks. But before you rush to buy one from your local shop, the cloaks are just 30 micrometers in diameter and are laid out together on a 25 millimeter gold sheet. This array of invisibility cloaks is the first of its kind and has been created by researchers from Towson University and University of Maryland who present their study...

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