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    Default Yet Another Breakthrough For Invisibility.

    Damn...

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    The metamaterial, as it is called, produces what's known as negative refraction of visible light. That means light is made to travel in the opposite direction from how it normally should bend when passing through a material. A common example is how a pencil will appear to bend upward when half-submerged in a glass of water. In the new work, researchers make the light appear to bend the other way.


    Metamaterials are artificially engineered structures that have "extraordinary optical properties that do not exist in nature," the researchers write in Science. "They can alter the propagation of electromagnetic waves, resulting in negative refraction, subwavelength imaging and cloaking."

    Visible light is just one type of electromagnetic radiation, a spectrum that includes everything from radio waves to X-rays and more.

    Until now, the effectiveness of the cloaking has been demonstrated only in thin, two-dimensional materials.

    Now at a National Science Foundation lab at the University of California, Berkeley, Jason Valentine, Jie Yao, Xiang Zhang and others have create a multilayered, "fishnet structure" that "unambiguously exhibits negative refractive index," they write.

    "This straightforward and elegant demonstration enhances our ability to mould and harness light at will," according to a statement from the journal Nature.
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    OK, let's say somebody makes a tablecloth out of this material. Put it over your head and "Poof!" you're invisible. So how do you see out of it? Cutting a couple of eyeholes would sort of defeat the purpose, wouldn't it?



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    Seems like an awful lot of work just to be able to sneak into the girl's locker room.

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    Yet another breakthrough in optical illusions.


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    Ouch. That is no good for the brain.

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    Invariably, the top two superpowers people pick are either flight or invisibility, followed closely by invulnerability.

    But invisibility would probably be the most useful between the two, its application could be used for oh so many wonderful things.

    Really, though, super invisibility would be best, which could only be accompanied by some type of intangibility or dimensional shift, wherein not only could one turn invisible to the naked eye, one could not be detected by motion sensors, scent, sound/audio, infrared or any other heat/temp/light/visual spectra, or hindered/harmed by any third dimensional barrier, wall, or solid object. That also by definition basically gives one invulnerability anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Van Squalen View Post
    Really, though, super invisibility would be best, which could only be accompanied by some type of intangibility or dimensional shift, wherein not only could one turn invisible to the naked eye, one could not be detected by motion sensors, scent, sound/audio, infrared or any other heat/temp/light/visual spectra, or hindered/harmed by any third dimensional barrier, wall, or solid object. That also by definition basically gives one invulnerability anyway.

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    Awesome. We almost have cloaking devices. Bring on the Klingons!
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    Quote Originally Posted by chefcraig View Post
    OK, let's say somebody makes a tablecloth out of this material. Put it over your head and "Poof!" you're invisible. So how do you see out of it? Cutting a couple of eyeholes would sort of defeat the purpose, wouldn't it?
    Maybe sunglasses with a film of the material over them.

    Still, wouldn't just a couple of eyes floating around looking at you be pretty creepy? Better yet, just make one eyehole, so it's just a single eye floating around...
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    That would be creepy!
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