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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 18 March 2010 - 08:09 PM

news.bbc.co.uk said:

Scientists have created the first device to render an object invisible in three dimensions.

The "cloak", described in the journal Science, hid an object from detection using light of wavelengths close to those that are visible to humans.

Previous devices have been able to hide objects from light travelling in only one direction; viewed from any other angle, the object would remain visible.

This is a very early but significant step towards true invisibility cloaks.

Tolga Ergin, a scientist from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany led the study.

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Posted 18 March 2010 - 09:09 PM

To all the beautiful ladies of UM, im coming to a locker room near you. Now just to steal it and use it.


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Posted 18 March 2010 - 09:22 PM

View Postchaoszerg, on 18 March 2010 - 09:09 PM, said:

To all the beautiful ladies of UM, im coming to a locker room near you. Now just to steal it and use it.


I'll fight ya for it LOL That reminds of the scene in the movie Spies like us when they are fighting for the binoculars LOL

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Posted 18 March 2010 - 09:29 PM

View PostThe Silver Thong, on 18 March 2010 - 09:22 PM, said:

I'll fight ya for it



Your my mate and I promise I will kill you as painlessly as possible, no one is taking my chance to perv on sexy ladies away lol


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Posted 19 March 2010 - 04:44 AM

http://au.news.yahoo...sibility-cloak/

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Scientists hide gold with 3D "invisibility cloak"

LONDON (Reuters) - German scientists have created a three-dimensional "invisibility cloak" that can hide objects by bending light waves.

The findings, published in the journal Science on Thursday, could in the future make it possible to make large objects invisible, but for now the researchers said they were not keen to speculate on possible applications.

"For now these...cloaking devices are just a beautiful and exciting benchmark to show what transformation optics can do," said Tolga Ergin of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.

Transformation optics use a class of materials called metamaterials that guide and control light.

In their study, Ergin and his colleagues used photonic crystals with a structure that looks like piles of wood to make an invisibility device, or cloak.

They used the cloak to conceal a small bump on a gold surface -- a bit like hiding a small object underneath a carpet and then making both the bump and the carpet invisible.


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Posted 19 March 2010 - 05:30 AM

The. Best. Headline. Ever.


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Posted 19 March 2010 - 11:58 AM

View Postchaoszerg, on 18 March 2010 - 09:09 PM, said:

To all the beautiful ladies of UM, im coming to a locker room near you. Now just to steal it and use it.

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Posted 19 March 2010 - 01:18 PM

You know, I thought this was pretty neat until I saw the peeping toms commenting here! haha, Stay away from my locker room! :P


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Posted 19 March 2010 - 04:09 PM

View Postchaoszerg, on 18 March 2010 - 09:29 PM, said:

Your my mate and I promise I will kill you as painlessly as possible, no one is taking my chance to perv on sexy ladies away lol
and quote from article:

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He added: "We won't have a body-sized invisibility cloak tomorrow but this has demonstrated a remarkable proof of principle."
sorry. doesnt sound like either of you will be able to fully hide in the ladies locker room. maybe you can invisiblify just a small part of yourself. lol maybe try hiding that raging boner so they wont be quite so offended when they see you standing there gawking? idk, unless your a leprechaun i dont think they'll have a cloak big enough for ya


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Posted 19 March 2010 - 04:41 PM

As cool as the technology is, I can't see any good coming from this


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Posted 19 March 2010 - 06:07 PM

Now we can be all Ninjas!

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Posted 19 March 2010 - 06:22 PM

Sorry to break it to these scientists, but Predator has had one of these for like 3 years.


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Posted 20 March 2010 - 01:47 AM

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But Professor Hess said that this was a great achievement and these photonic materials could be used in the development of lenses and in light storage and optical circuitry.

and for military purpose

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Posted 20 March 2010 - 07:03 AM

View PostBlackRedLittleDevil, on 20 March 2010 - 01:47 AM, said:

and for military purpose
Unfortunately

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Posted 20 March 2010 - 07:28 AM

Yeah I saw something on the development of this tech a while back as well. From my understanding, all they can do is pretty much make a microscopic bump not look so raised. I think it's quite a ways away from being able to have the ability to even hide the tip of your finger, let alone your whole body.





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