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Duke University Scientists Unveil Centimeter-Scale Invisibility Cloak | NBC 7 San Diego

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Harry Potter fans, rejoice. A cloak of invisibility, like the one featured in the movies, is now a reality — on a much smaller scale at least.

Inventors have been working toward this for a while now, but researchers with Duke University discovered a new way to tweak existing technology, ExtremeTech.com reported. The theory is that invisibility can be achieved using metamaterials, man-made materials that bend electromagnetic waves, like visible light, around objects to create an illusion. But past methods reflect some light back, which ruins the effect. Duke’s new design uses those same metamaterials, but arranges them in a diamond pattern, which cuts back on the reflective glare.

via Duke University Scientists Unveil Centimeter-Scale Invisibility Cloak | NBC 7 San Diego.

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Written by edparnell

November 13, 2012 at 10:23 pm

Posted in Awesome, Science, Tech

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