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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.

'Invisibility' Cloak For Buildings No Longer Just Sci-Fi
2012-02-14 14:15:49

A group of British researchers has been hard at work attempting to bring a seemingly kooky, outlandish idea into the realm of the real. Their work has focused on attempting to create a proverbial invisibility cloak that would enable engineers to ‘hide’ buildings from earthquake tremors and other destructive forces.

Scientists Make Time Disappear
2012-01-05 11:39:46

Physicists working with the support from the US government said on Wednesday they had devised a “time cloak” that can make time disappear, albeit briefly.

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2011-08-09 10:10:00

Despite becoming a popular idea through science fiction, fantasy novels and films, a cloak that renders its wearer invisible is usually dismissed as impossible. However this does not dissuade some researchers from exploring the idea of it.

2011-07-01 12:49:36

In this month's special issue of Physics World, which examines the science and applications of invisibility, Martin McCall and Paul Kinsler of Imperial College London describe a new type of invisibility cloak that does not just hide objects – but events.

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2011-05-19 09:39:31

CFN scientists at KIT achieve optical invisibility in the visible light spectrum.

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2011-04-20 09:13:50

Optical cloaking approach described in Optics Express shows potential for myriad futuristic applications.

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2011-01-06 11:17:25

In one University of Illinois lab, invisibility is a matter of now you hear it, now you don’t.

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2010-03-19 06:30:00

Researchers have successfully rendered a minute bump on a gold surface invisible, using special masking technology that could someday bring true invisibility cloaks from the realms of science fiction and fantasy into reality.

2009-07-31 12:14:47

Schools and hospitals could one day be protected from feeling the effects of an earthquake. CNRS researchers at the Institute Fresnel in Marseille (1) have come up with a system that could protect buildings from the most destructive seismic waves


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