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Invisibility cloak update

John Moe Nov 4, 2010

Oh, invisibility cloak. You’re the Chinese Democracy of tech stories. Scientists at work on an invisibility cloak project in Britain have supposedly made a breakthrough that eluded scientists working in Japan and elsewhere (that’s right everyone’s working on an invisibility cloak because never forget that scientists are nerds). They use “metamaterials”:

Metamaterials work by interrupting and channelling the flow of light at a fundamental level; in a sense they can be seen as bouncing light waves around in a prescribed fashion to achieve a particular result.

The project is being funded by a Mr. H. Potter, who prefers not to divulge details about himself lest he be killed by Voldemort.

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