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Scientists Simplify Cloaking Tech, Can Cloak Bigger Objects
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Written by Daniel   
Thursday, 21 May 2009 10:49

   The new cloaking device developed at Purdue Unviersity is cheaper as it does not rely on exotic materials. Composed of gold films and glass, it can also cloak much bigger objects and cloaks most wavelengths of light

Jason Mick (Blog) - May 21, 2009 11:30 AM

   It is built using a specialized waveguide, a type of optical instrument found in fiber optics. (Source: Purdue University)
Breakthrough device represents major improvement over past efforts
For those dreaming that the Star Trek technology of cloaking will one day become reality, they can take note of the steady progress that real-world cloaking technology has been making. The goal of cloaking research is to find ways to redirect light around a shape, from all directions, in essence making it so the shape disappears to the naked eye. Scientists have had success working with nanoscale objects using special lenses.  [DailyTech...]    [Comments. ..]

 

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