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  1. Standard member mikelom
    Ajarn
    15 Jun '11 10:46
    http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-06-invisibility-carpet-cloak-visible.html

    Fascinating. I wonder if this would be spoiled and used in warfare too, like so many other wonderous developments?

    -m.
  2. Subscriber Ponderable
    chemist
    15 Jun '11 12:51
    Originally posted by mikelom
    http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-06-invisibility-carpet-cloak-visible.html

    Fascinating. I wonder if this would be spoiled and used in warfare too, like so many other wonderous developments?

    -m.
    In the current study, the researchers used a technique called quasi conformal mapping (QCM) to conceal an object with a height of 300 nm and a width of 6 µm underneath a reflective “carpet cloak.”

    I challenge you to see an object that size without a microscope
  3. Standard member mikelom
    Ajarn
    15 Jun '11 13:07
    Originally posted by Ponderable
    In the current study, the researchers used a technique called quasi conformal mapping (QCM) to conceal an object with a height of 300 nm and a width of 6 µm underneath a reflective “carpet cloak.”

    I challenge you to see an object that size without a microscope
    Hey, cut me some slack. That's a big bump.

    -m.
  4. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Do ya think?
    16 Jun '11 02:16
    Originally posted by mikelom
    http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-06-invisibility-carpet-cloak-visible.html

    Fascinating. I wonder if this would be spoiled and used in warfare too, like so many other wonderous developments?

    -m.
    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,306678,00.html
  5. Standard member Bosse de Nage
    Zellulärer Automat
    16 Jun '11 18:47
    I hope the invisible man won't come too close.
  6. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    17 Jun '11 01:16 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Bosse de Nage
    I hope the invisible man won't come too close.
    Lends new definition to dancing in the dark....

    Can two invisible people dance?
  7. Standard member Bosse de Nage
    Zellulärer Automat
    17 Jun '11 13:23
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    Lends new definition to dancing in the dark....

    Can two invisible people dance?
    The ultimate destiny of sunblock.
  8. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    17 Jun '11 14:43
    Originally posted by Bosse de Nage
    The ultimate destiny of sunblock.
    More important, can two invisible people play chess with an invisible chess set? It sure would be funny to set up a visible chess set in a mall say, and have two invisible players playing. Moving the pieces by magic.....
  9. 17 Jun '11 20:51
    Originally posted by mikelom
    http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-06-invisibility-carpet-cloak-visible.html

    Fascinating. I wonder if this would be spoiled and used in warfare too, like so many other wonderous developments?

    -m.
    I think it's much more likely to be used by teenage boys to get into the girls' locker rooms.
  10. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    18 Jun '11 23:47
    Originally posted by mikelom
    http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-06-invisibility-carpet-cloak-visible.html

    Fascinating. I wonder if this would be spoiled and used in warfare too, like so many other wonderous developments?

    -m.
    One thing I want to know, how you KNOW the invisible man is not too far away?