Scientists Close to Developing an Invisibility Cloak

Wow! Talk about your science fiction movie actually coming coming true! Scientists believe that they are a getting closer to developing materials that could rmake people and objects invisible.

From Time Magazine:

Researchers have demonstrated for the first time they were able to cloak three-dimensional objects using artificially engineered materials that redirect light around the objects.

The findings, by scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, led by Xiang Zhang, are to be released later this week in the journals Nature and Science.

The research was funded in part by the U.S. Army Research Office and the National Science Foundation’s Nano-Scale Science and Engineering Center.

Prior to this, scientists have only been able to cloak very thin two-dimensional objects. This would be a huge breakthrough in science and it would be interesting to see what this technology would be used for. Judging by the fact that the research has been funded by the US Army, I can only assume that this would be used to aid the military. Stealth technology anyone? Thoughts?

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