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Carbon Nanotubes were electrically stimulated to bend light rays away from the object behind the cloaking device, leading to total invisibility

Sources: IOP Science, Wired, Fox News

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RE: Laughable...
By Solandri on 10/6/2011 12:38:37 AM , Rating: 3
Universal cloaking is IMPOSSIBLE!

I wouldn't be so sure. Time-symmetry for light has already been broken (that is, you can construct a device where light travels one way but not the other). That's half the problem (arguably the harder half).

The other half of the problem is recording light coming in on one side of the object to be cloaked, and retransmitting it out the other side. If we ever come up with holographic displays, that problem will be solved. Since static holograms have already been invented, and people are working on holographic video, I'm pretty sure we'll eventually lick this problem.

Combine the two and you have universal cloaking.

RE: Laughable...
By Omega215D on 10/6/2011 12:58:09 AM , Rating: 2
Hopefully this will be out before 2027. You know, before the push for augmentation regulations. It's a time of great innovation and technological advancement. It's also a time of chaos and conspiracy.

I never asked for this.... I demand it. =P

RE: Laughable...
By Strunf on 10/6/2011 7:57:51 AM , Rating: 2
That would only work on one direction, what I mean is that if you only transmit what is on the opposite side and you rotate your clocked object by a few degrees your cloak is gone.

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