Discussion: Humans have dreamed of becoming invisible for centuries–it is the stuff superheroes are made of. Researchers in Texas have developed a ‘mantle cloak’ that, when wrapped around an object, makes the object ‘disappear’. The effect, however, only applies to limited range of light waves (in specific, microwaves). When encased in the cloak, microwave detectors can no longer plainly ‘see’ the object, although it is still visible to the human eye. Researchers say the same principle could, hypothetically, be applied to the range of visible light as well.
Source: CNN News
Date: March 27, 2013
- How could this technology be applied to camouflage?
- Why might this technology be useful?
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