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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 12:22 PM

A miniature version of Harry Potter's invisibility cloak now exists, though it works only in microwave light, and not visible light, so far.

Still, it's a nifty trick, and the physicists who've created the new cloak say it's a step closer to realizing the kind of invisibility cloak that could hide a person in broad daylight.

http://www.livescien...sics-light.html

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#2    Ashotep

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 12:45 PM

Great I want one.  Won't hide anything from me but I can hide from you.


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Posted 26 March 2013 - 12:59 PM

It isn't that hard to hide in broad daylight -- just duck behind something opaque.


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Posted 26 March 2013 - 02:04 PM

Yup, developments are going faster than most expected. Maybe this will finally open peoples' eyes to all the possibilities this universe holds.


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Posted 27 March 2013 - 01:07 PM

This sort of technology is beginning to wear thin.

There wont be much to see at any unveiling thats for sure.


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Posted 27 March 2013 - 02:13 PM

I'd prefer a Firebold broomstick with the footbraces.


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Posted 27 March 2013 - 03:12 PM

Cool!  I wish they included a video, though.

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 04:38 PM

If they ever succeed in cloaking visible light, God help us if terrorists, bank robbers, rapists, etc, ever get ahold of this.


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Posted 27 March 2013 - 07:33 PM

View Postpallidin, on 27 March 2013 - 04:38 PM, said:

If they ever succeed in cloaking visible light, God help us if terrorists, bank robbers, rapists, etc, ever get ahold of this.

Yikes!  Good point!

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 07:45 PM

Somehow, I felt that the military is behind and silently support this project


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Posted 27 March 2013 - 10:12 PM

Yeah I love to have it so I can go to Nudist beach!!!


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Posted 27 March 2013 - 11:05 PM

I think it's going to be most-used for spying and as a nice situational utility for the military, and maybe for some rich fool who gets it through black market. I bet it's available for public through there in 5-10 years tops.



Nukes + cloaks anyone? A nice surprise? :whistle:

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 09:50 AM

now they just need to make it into a watch and I can become the spy from team fortress 2 IRL


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Posted 01 April 2013 - 04:51 PM

wow ! truly amazing !





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