View Full Version : Come inside my invisiblity shed

20-10-2006, 11:52:17

Scientists have unveiled the world's first cloaking device, using technology designed to make solid objects vanish from sight.

The device works on the principle that an object vanishes from sight if light rays striking it are not reflected as usual, but forced to flow around it and carry on, as if it was not there. To make cloaks, scientists developed "metamaterials", meticulously patterned thin metal sheets that can bend light in precisely the right way.

In the demonstration, scientists showed that a small object surrounded by rings of metamaterials in effect disappeared.

While scientists have high hopes for invisibility devices, they are less optimistic they will ever be able to challenge Harry Potter's stealth garment. "Our device is more an invisibility shed than an invisibility cloak," said Prof Pendry

20-10-2006, 12:48:55
Now you see me!
Now you don't!

So this is basicly a light bender?

20-10-2006, 12:50:11

Asher's lost weight?

20-10-2006, 13:00:57

Nills Lagerbaak
20-10-2006, 13:47:20
Not a light bender, and electonmagnetic wave bender. The equivalent device to make something visibly disapear will be much harder to make as your dealing with waves of much smaller wavelength.

20-10-2006, 13:53:20
Tech mumbo-jumbo! I'll bend it anyway

24-10-2006, 11:42:35
bah, where's my jetpack!

24-10-2006, 11:52:57
The Japs have had this for a while. It's how they hide Godzilla.

24-10-2006, 12:01:16
I thought he lived at the bottom of the ocean

24-10-2006, 12:01:37
I guess that proves it works.

24-10-2006, 12:02:11
Originally posted by King_Ghidra
I thought he lived at the bottom of the ocean

He does, invisibly.

24-10-2006, 12:02:46
Originally posted by King_Ghidra
I thought he lived at the bottom of the ocean she!!!!

24-10-2006, 12:10:05
your gf?

24-10-2006, 12:20:36
i wish