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Scientists successfully cloak three-dimensional object in free space

By Shawn Knight · 16 replies
Jan 26, 2012
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  1. Scientists at the University of Texas in Austin have successfully “cloaked” a three-dimensional object in free space for the first time. Unfortunately they were only able to do so for…

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  2. Twixtea

    Twixtea TS Rookie Posts: 86

    Sounds good
  3. cloaking that really isn't cloaking?
  4. lipe123

    lipe123 TS Evangelist Posts: 718   +236

    It's invisible cloaking! XD
  5. lchu12

    lchu12 TS Booster Posts: 195   +9

  6. fimbles

    fimbles TS Evangelist Posts: 1,171   +203

    Quote "one would have to put on polarizing goggles to appreciate the cloaking"

    Why not just wear a blindfold and everything becomes invisible?
  7. Darth Shiv

    Darth Shiv TS Evangelist Posts: 1,763   +435

    Being invisible to radar isn't exactly useless :)
  8. Mindwraith

    Mindwraith TS Enthusiast Posts: 186

    awesome, now I can appear invisible to my perverted microwave that follows me everywhere.
  9. We are one step closer to invisible police
  10. Who said that?
  11. I would add an LED to let us know when it is cloaked... or rather when it is not cloaked... but it would be a cloaked LED so you wouldn't be able to... never mind..
  12. So it looks like cloaking at this point is really just
    a farce made up by some reporter trying to make
    a name for themselves. What you have descibed is
    an overblown expensive parlor trick. Not impressed
    at all! Get back to us when you've got something, not
    theoretical mumbo jumbo.
  13. tengeta

    tengeta TS Enthusiast Posts: 612

    ok soldiers! as long as we trick them into wearing the special glasses you will remain invisible!

    just like a 3d tv, a complete lie.
  14. "Who said that? "

    I did. Tell me, if it were possible for police to be invisible, why wouldn't they?
  15. TechM633

    TechM633 TS Rookie Posts: 33

    Now thats funny! LOL!
  16. Remember, the "Laser" was first pioneered as a "Maser"--the effect was first demonstrated in the microwave spectrum. So stay tuned, folks.
  17. Still useless. We need to hide metallic objects from RADAR. This doesn't do that, but the paint the military buys does do that. Redneck Rocket Science also did an episode where they used powdered charcoal to stealth their pickup from police RADAR. It worked.

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