Thursday, 19 October 2006

"it's not immediately clear"

NewScientist reports that a working cloaking device has been produced in the US. It cloaks an object from microwaves, and so far only in 2D. It's the size of a movie reel and it cloaks a copper ring from one specific frequency of microwaves. Scientists say that building a cloaking device for visible light frequencies is currenly beyond nanotechnology possiblilties.

"It's not yet clear that you're going to get the invisibility that everyone thinks about with Harry Potter's cloak or the Star Trek cloaking device," says David Smith of Duke University.

3 comments:

picky typographical (p t) grammarian said...

Methinks the title should not grind to a full stop, and so the punctuation should be cloaked. Period.

sarah said...

Consider it fixed. :)

Kevin & Sonya said...

Forget the cloak - Ive always wanted to be beamed to down to the plantet. My hands are too cold to type.. I hate to go.