Last year, scientists figured out the "complex mathematical equations for making objects invisible by bending light around them." This year, engineers are now using those calculations to make the dream a reality by designing â€œa relatively simple device that ought to be able-one day soon-make objects as big as an airplane simply disappear."
See pictures below: 1) Green Coat: "Back in 2003, a professor at the University of Tokyo created an optical camouflage system that makes anyone wearing a special reflective material seems to disappear." 2) Aston Martin: "Scientists discovered a new way to make objects invisible back in 2006. the idea was to employ metamaterials, a complex hybrid structure of metal and insulator that makes light move around an object. But, it was not easy to make cloaking devices that work on more than one wavelength of light at a time.â€ 3) See-through Shirt with Poster In Background: This year, scientists at the University of Tokyo developed optical-camouflage technology and made the â€œinvisibility cloak a reality."
Top Technologies That Cracked the Holy Grail of Invisibility
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TOP TECHNOLOGIES THAT CRACKED THE HOLY GRAIL OF INVISIBILITY
Published: Apr 10, 2007 • References: gizmowatch