Duke University Scientists Create Cloaking Device

Posted on March 10, 2009 by

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By Brien Hopkins

A team of researchers at Duke University recently developed a breakthrough metamaterial that could potentially make cloaking technology science-fact.

Breakthrough cloaking technology at work.

Much like a glass of water refracting light, “The cloak would act like you’ve opened up a hole in space,” a pretty official looking man explained. “All light or other electromagnetic waves are swept around the area, guided by the metamaterial to emerge on the other side as if they had passed through an empty volume of space.” Whether anyone knows what that means, experts are already theorizing military and civilian applications.

However, the technology remains fundamentally flawed. Expect a follow up article listed under:

DUKE UNIVERSITY SCIENTISTS LOSE CLOAKING DEVICE

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