News tagged with invisibility cloaks

Toward making people invisible to mosquitoes

In an advance toward providing mosquito-plagued people, pets and livestock with an invisibility cloak against these blood-sucking insects, scientists today described discovery of substances that occur naturally on human skin ...

dateSep 09, 2013 in Biochemistry
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Organic chemistry: Leading light waves astray

The development of structured synthetic materials with unusual electromagnetic properties, so-called metamaterials, promises to provide access to special physical effects of great technological interest. Metamaterials have ...

dateJun 04, 2013 in Materials Science
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One size cloaks all

A metamaterial invisibility cloak that can adapt to hide different sized objects is demonstrated by in Nature Communications this week. The findings represent a useful advance for more practical applications of metamaterial cloaki ...

dateNov 21, 2012 in Condensed Matter
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Making a better invisibility cloak

The first functional "cloaking" device reported by Duke University electrical engineers in 2006 worked like a charm, but it wasn't perfect. Now a member of that laboratory has developed a new design that ...

dateNov 11, 2012 in General Physics
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