"Invisibilty Cloak ready in 5 years"...

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"Invisibilty Cloak ready in 5 years"...

Postby castawaydave » October 18th, 2008, 3:26 pm


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Re: "Invisibilty Cloak ready in 5 years"...

Postby Jonathan Townsend » October 18th, 2008, 3:57 pm

meta-materials - old news - maybe for microwaves but likely both impossible and silly for visible light. and as commented on that source thread - easily defeated by other sorts of detection.

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Re: "Invisibilty Cloak ready in 5 years"...

Postby mrgoat » October 18th, 2008, 6:11 pm

Jonathan Townsend wrote:meta-materials - old news - maybe for microwaves but likely both impossible and silly for visible light. and as commented on that source thread - easily defeated by other sorts of detection.


There is a very interesting interview with Sir John Pendry the creator of this idea on the Guardian's Science Weekly podcast.

You can listen, or download it for free, here:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/blog/ ... ly.podcast

And whilst there, you might also enjoy this one with James Randi on:

We also ask magician and arch-sceptic James Randi aka the Amazing Randi about what conjurors can teach scientists about how the brain works.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/audio ... ly.podcast

Very good, interesting podcast. I recommend it highly.

Damian


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