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2014-05-15 23:04:12

Metamaterials Market research report covers the entire spectrum of metamaterials used across various applications such as aerospace and defense, medical instrumentation, optics, sensing, and telecommunication. (http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/metamaterials-market-139795737.html) (PRWEB) May 15, 2014 According to a new market research report "Metamaterials Market by Device Type (Antennas, Superlens, Cloaking Devices, Absorbers), Metamaterial Type (Electromagnetic,...

2014-05-08 12:33:48

DUBLIN, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/g35t2v/metamaterials) has announced the addition of the "Metamaterials Market by Device Type, Metamaterial Type, Application & Geography - Trends & Global Forecasts to 2025" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 Although artificial materials were discovered a long time ago, significant developments and researches on their synthesis started only...

2014-04-25 23:04:13

RnRMarketResearch.com adds “Metamaterials Market by Device Type (Antennas, Superlens, Cloaking Devices, Absorbers), Metamaterial Type (Electromagnetic, Terahertz, Photonic, Tunable, Frequency Selective Surface, Non-Linear), Application & Geography – Trends & Global Forecasts to 2025” to its store. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) April 25, 2014 Metamaterials are artificial materials that have unique properties due to the structure of in homogeneities infused in them and which are not...

Breakthrough In Creating Invisibility Cloaks
2014-04-01 11:09:29

University of Central Florida Controlling and bending light around an object so it appears invisible to the naked eye is the theory behind fictional invisibility cloaks. It may seem easy in Hollywood movies, but is hard to create in real life because no material in nature has the properties necessary to bend light in such a way. Scientists have managed to create artificial nanostructures that can do the job, called metamaterials. But the challenge has been making enough of the material...

A 3D Acoustic Cloak That Hides Objects From Sound
2014-03-12 12:14:17

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Engineers at Duke University have demonstrated the world’s first three-dimensional acoustic cloaking device. The scientists reported in the journal Nature Materials that they have created a new device that reroutes sound waves to create the impression that the cloak and whatever it covers is not there. This technology could one day be used by the US Navy as a way to avoid sonar detection. According to the researchers, the acoustic...

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...


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