Latest Cloaking Stories
Developing the cloak of invisibility would be wonderful, but sometimes simply making an object appear to be something else will do the trick, according to Penn State electrical engineers.
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.
Researchers at Purdue University have demonstrated a temporal cloaking device for optical communications that bends light to create holes in time, something that could have important implications for sending secret messages over fiber optic cables or thwarting would-be eavesdroppers.
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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.
University of Texas at Austin researchers have cloaked a three-dimensional object standing in free space for the first time.
Optical cloaking devices that enable light to gracefully slip around a solid object were once strictly in the realm of science fiction.
Researchers in Britain and Denmark have unveiled an â€˜invisibility cloakâ€™ that uses a common crystalline material known as calcite, which works by sending its two "polarizations" of light in different directions.
University of Utah mathematicians developed a new cloaking method, and it's unlikely to lead to invisibility cloaks like those used by Harry Potter or Romulan spaceships in "Star Trek."