18 September 2015

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Scientist build invisibility cloak similar to Star Trek or Harry Potter

Scientist build invisibility cloak similar to Star Trek or Harry Potter
We have seen invisibility devices , clocks etc in Star Trek Series, Harry Potter and Mr. India
But now Scientist have gone ahead and successfully created First Invisibility clock.
Scientists from the US Department of Energy (DOE)'s Berkeley Lab and University of California (UC)-Berkeley have devised the first-ever ultra-thin invisibility “skin” cloak that can conform to the shape of an object and conceal it from detection with visible light.

Currently  the cloak is only microscopic in size but in future Scientist will surely increase the size

Working with brick-like blocks of gold nanoantennas, the Berkeley researchers “fashioned a “skin” cloak barely 80 nanometers in thickness.
It was wrapped around a 3D object about the size of a few biological cells and arbitrarily shaped with multiple bumps and dents.
The surface of the skin cloak was meta-engineered to reroute reflected light waves so that the object was rendered invisible to optical detection when the cloak is activated.

“This is the first time a 3D object of arbitrary shape has been cloaked from visible light,” said Xiang Zhang, director of Berkeley Lab's Materials Sciences Division and a world authority on metamaterials.

“Our ultra-thin cloak now looks like a coat. It is easy to design and implement, and is potentially scalable for hiding macroscopic objects,” he said in a paper that appeared in the journal Science.

It is the scattering of light - be it visible, infrared or X-ray - from its interaction with matter that enables us to detect and observe objects.
In the Berkeley study, when red light struck an arbitrarily-shaped 3D sample object in area that was con formally wrapped in the gold nanoantenna skin cloak, the light reflected off the surface of the skin cloak was identical to light reflected off a flat mirror, making the object underneath it invisible even by phase-sensitive detection.

The cloak can be turned "on" or "off" simply by switching the polarisation of the nanoantennas.
“A phase shift provided by each individual nanoantenna fully restores both the wavefront and the phase of the scattered light so that the object remains perfectly hidden,” explained co-lead author Zi Jing Wong.

Just remember the size of First PC and current PC and Net Books.

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Destination Infinity September 18, 2015  

If these technologies falls in the hands of criminals, what will happen?

Destination Infinity

Kirtivasan Ganesan September 19, 2015  

I guess the person wearing such a cloak will get mad. Understand and refer to Philadelphia experiment for your own benefit.

Kirtivasan Ganesan September 21, 2015  

I. consider safety as important.. I have made a blog post on a similar topic. You may re read it.

SM September 21, 2015  

@Kirtivasan Ganesan
i remember your post.