New Invisibility Cloak Offers Better Concealment, With Simpler Design

May 22, 2009

Indiana (ChattahBox) – An exciting development in cloaking technology has created a much more reliable, not to mention simpler, method of developing an invisibility cloak.

Professor Vladamir Shalaev of Purdue University has created a new design of invisibility cloak that is able to more directly (and accuratly) hide objects. Initial testing has shown it capable of actually totally hiding a single hair, something that others have so far been unable to do.

“Instead of being reflected as normally would happen, the light flows around the object and shows up on the other side, like water flowing around a stone,” he explained of his device.

The design is significantly less complex then those made previously, which utilize metamaterials, creating a complicated, as well as extremely expensive, method of invisibility.

So far the size of objects hidden successfully has been limited, but scientists hope that the shroud may be expanded to any size variation needed.


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