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  1. 11 Aug '08 23:32
    Scientists say they are a step closer to developing materials that could render people and objects invisible.

    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.


    I can't think of a legit use in my personal life for this right now, but it would be so cool to have a cloak that would let me be invisible.

    http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/World/2008/08/10/6407801-ap.html
  2. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Do ya think?
    12 Aug '08 04:29
    Originally posted by PsychoPawn
    Scientists say they are a step closer to developing materials that could render people and objects invisible.

    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.


    I can't think of a legit use in my personal life for t ...[text shortened]... hat would let me be invisible.

    http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/World/2008/08/10/6407801-ap.html
    Where did they do this research again?

    Huh? Didn't hear you?

    Oh yeah.

    UC BERKELEY. California FTW!
  3. 12 Aug '08 08:51
    Being invisible is not a new thing.

    When my father ask me to mow the lawn, he cannot find me, I'm invisible.
    When I sense the my boss want me for something, he cannot find me, I'm invisible.
    When my girlfriend want me with her for her shopping excursion in the ladies departement, she cannot find me, I'm invisible.
  4. 12 Aug '08 10:20
    Originally posted by PsychoPawn
    Scientists say they are a step closer to developing materials that could render people and objects invisible.

    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.


    I can't think of a legit use in my personal life for t ...[text shortened]... hat would let me be invisible.

    http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/World/2008/08/10/6407801-ap.html
    how would you find your cloak if it is invisible?

    i lose things right now. i don't dare to imagine what it would be like when stuff gets invisible.

    do you know of an application of this technology other than military?
  5. Standard member flexmore
    Quack Quack Quack !
    12 Aug '08 12:36
    Originally posted by Zahlanzi
    how would you find your cloak if it is invisible?

    i lose things right now. i don't dare to imagine what it would be like when stuff gets invisible.

    do you know of an application of this technology other than military?
    Electromagnetic waves are very important ... i am sure you do not dispute that .... this opens up a new way in which we can play with electromagnetic waves .. to interact with an important component of the world we live in.

    or in a more boring quote from the article: "could help form the basis for higher resolution optical imaging, nanocircuits for high-powered computers, "
  6. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    13 Aug '08 08:37
    Originally posted by FabianFnas
    Being invisible is not a new thing.

    When my father ask me to mow the lawn, he cannot find me, I'm invisible.
    When I sense the my boss want me for something, he cannot find me, I'm invisible.
    When my girlfriend want me with her for her shopping excursion in the ladies departement, she cannot find me, I'm invisible.
    But when you go out with another girl with her special brand of perfume not the same as your girlfriend, you are busted invisible or not
  7. 13 Aug '08 08:43 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    But when you go out with another girl with her special brand of perfume not the same as your girlfriend, you are busted invisible or not
    In this case, smell-less would be better than invisible.
  8. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    18 Aug '08 03:30
    One thing about invisiblity cloaks, if they can't see you, you can't see them and you would be completely blind, since by definition, the light is guided around you and out the other side, none of said light would reach your eyes. That means in turn, a weakness has to exist in such a system, namely, a hole would have to be made for either your eyes or somewhere else a hole made for some kind of camera which means you would have to have some kind of powered video electronic system on your body which would emit SOME radiation and therefore to be detectable. So even a perfect system would not be perfect.
  9. 18 Aug '08 07:58
    Originally posted by FabianFnas
    In this case, smell-less would be better than invisible.
    An insmellability cloak! Now that would be great! Every smoker or perfume-wearer should be required to wear it, at least in public.
  10. 18 Aug '08 08:11
    Originally posted by Nordlys
    An insmellability cloak! Now that would be great! Every smoker or perfume-wearer should be required to wear it, at least in public.
    Not to mention that farters with a cloak is welcomed to my house!
  11. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    19 Aug '08 03:48
    Originally posted by FabianFnas
    Not to mention that farters with a cloak is welcomed to my house!
    Maybe someone should invent a filtered butt plug