Latest Cloak Stories
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 â€“ but events.
CFN scientists at KIT achieve optical invisibility in the visible light spectrum.
Optical cloaking approach described in Optics Express shows potential for myriad futuristic applications.
In one University of Illinois lab, invisibility is a matter of now you hear it, now you donâ€™t.
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.
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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